MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) _ West Virginia University has settled a student's sexual harassment lawsuit against her voice teacher for $175,000.
Documents filed with Monongalia County Circuit Court show the WVU Board of Governors will pay the amount to student Emily Lapisardi. In turn, she withdrew her lawsuit Monday.
Lapisardi claimed former WVU voice teacher Augusto Paglialunga harassed her and subjected her to a sexually hostile environment.
Her lawsuit said the Office of Social Justice failed to take any action against the teacher, as did the Board of Governors when made aware of the situation.
Paglialunga, a voice professor in the College of Creative Arts, was artist-in-residence last year, according to WVU's Web site. His voice mail was still working Monday, but school spokeswoman Amy Neil said he is no longer on the faculty.
Under the settlement, neither he nor the board admits any wrongdoing.
Neither Paglialunga nor the attorney for WVU immediately responded to telephone messages Monday.