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Student who got kicked out of college over ‘Hot for Teacher’ essay sues for $2.2 million
Yahoo! ^ | March 17, 2013 | The Daily Caller

Posted on 03/17/2013 6:27:20 AM PDT by Loyalist

A former student at Oakland University in the suburbs of Detroit is suing the school for over $2.2 million after he was kicked out in September 2011 for penning a salacious essay entitled “Hot for Teacher.”

Joseph Corlett, 57, a builder who now resides in Florida, filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, reports the Detroit Free Press. He claims the public university violated his First Amendment right to freedom of expression. He says he also suffered mental anguish and humiliation when he was forced to leave the school.

The suit names the school’s board of trustees and two high-ranking officials as defendants.

When Corlett wrote the essay, he was majoring in writing and rhetoric and working toward a bachelor’s degree. The class at issue was English 380: Advanced Critical Writing. The comely blond instructor was Pamela Mitzelfeld.

Corlett named his cursive composition “Hot for Teacher” after the sexually suggestive 1984 Van Halen song. Its undeniable thesis was that he was very attracted to Mitzelfeld.

“There is no way I’ll concentrate in class especially with that sexy little mole on her upper lip beckoning with every accented word,” the nontraditional student wrote, according to the Free Press. “And that smile.”

“I’ve had a few worries lately, the first that Lynn Anne, my wife, would read this. But now I don’t care. I suppose my fear is a good sign that I’m writing honestly,” he also wrote, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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The subject of the essay herself.

Gentlemen of the jury (and Lazamataz)?

1 posted on 03/17/2013 6:27:20 AM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Loyalist
Teacher I Need You - Elton John
2 posted on 03/17/2013 6:30:06 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: Loyalist

She’s very attractive. He’s an idiot.


3 posted on 03/17/2013 6:30:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Loyalist

a pig like that couldn’t get embarrassed


4 posted on 03/17/2013 6:30:34 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: IbJensen
Agreed. On both counts.
5 posted on 03/17/2013 6:31:49 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Loyalist

I don’t feel tardy?


6 posted on 03/17/2013 6:35:32 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Loyalist

“In January 2012, a school committee found Corlett guilty of “intimidating behavior” because of his essay. He says he was banned from campus for a year. He would only be allowed back if he successfully completed sensitivity counseling.”

His writing was startlingly inappropriate, and he surely deserved punishment. That said, “intimidating behavior” and “sensitivity counseling” is a bunch of politically correct mumbo jumbo.


7 posted on 03/17/2013 6:42:03 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Loyalist
"He would only be allowed back if he successfully completed sensitivity counseling."

Isn't there a law against cruel and unusual punishment?

8 posted on 03/17/2013 6:43:57 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: IbJensen

She’s got a certain something....but at 55+ Mr.Corlett was swinging for the fences and just plain stupid.

If he wanted go out with her, he should have taken his chances and just asked and lived with the response. They couldn’t have expelled him for that. You write a suggestive essay and then submit it to her....how does that end well?

At 50+, I have little in common (besides the obvious) with a woman 20+ years my junior anyway.


9 posted on 03/17/2013 6:45:13 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Loyalist

Usually the hot teachers are indoctrinating the younger male students. Table turned and flipped over on this one. Thanks for posting. LOL!


10 posted on 03/17/2013 7:00:43 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: cdcdawg
His writing was startlingly inappropriate, and he surely deserved punishment. That said, “intimidating behavior” and “sensitivity counseling” is a bunch of politically correct mumbo jumbo.

Kind of like motivation platoon for creepy middle-aged men.

11 posted on 03/17/2013 7:02:37 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Vaquero

Give me something to write on man!


12 posted on 03/17/2013 7:04:41 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Mr Creepy at least.

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13 posted on 03/17/2013 7:08:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Loyalist

Not Guilty, send that pig Corlett off to a reeductaion camp.


14 posted on 03/17/2013 7:10:19 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: IbJensen
He looks like a mama's boy. (with fruity glasses)


15 posted on 03/17/2013 7:11:31 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Loyalist

Where is the “sexy little mole on her upper lip?”


16 posted on 03/17/2013 7:12:19 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Are all journalists ignorant or are they trained to be so?)
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To: Loyalist

Ah, one-itis again. Always a fatal disease in men who succumb to it...


17 posted on 03/17/2013 7:19:07 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: ASA Vet

Moles are sexy?

I hate moles. Must be some genetic disposition in me that regards moles as a sign of disease, like cancer or the pox.


18 posted on 03/17/2013 7:19:28 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Slump Tester

He looks like John List.

I overheard someone speaking about me in a sexually suggestive manner when I had just starting working for my first airline. It was not only uncomfortable, but I had to plan my entire schedule around avoiding being near this person as I didn’t know what he was capable of. I hated him looking at me and knew he was still speaking about me in the manner I had first heard.

The school was right to banish this ilk. He should convert to islam. They blame everyone else for their inability to control their sexual urges and expect society to form around them.


19 posted on 03/17/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Age of Reason
Thai X-wife #1 had a mole just above her lip. She was beautiful with it. It bothered her so she had it removed. She was still beautiful.
20 posted on 03/17/2013 7:24:54 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Are all journalists ignorant or are they trained to be so?)
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To: cdcdawg

From the article; “The lawsuit alleges that Mitzelfeld promised that students could write about anything. She hoped to get “the raw stuff,” says the suit.”

She got what she asked for.


21 posted on 03/17/2013 7:32:48 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

What about what she said?

“The lawsuit alleges that Mitzelfeld promised that students could write about anything. She hoped to get “the raw stuff,” says the suit.”

The guy wrote about his wife, I’d bet he let his wife read it. I think the teacher got what she deserved.


22 posted on 03/17/2013 7:35:12 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Loyalist

He is suing on first amendment grounds? Is she congress?


23 posted on 03/17/2013 7:36:37 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: PGalt

“Usually the hot teachers are indoctrinating the younger male students. Table turned and flipped over on this one. Thanks for posting. LOL!”

No kidding: From the article;

“The lawsuit alleges that Mitzelfeld promised that students could write about anything. She hoped to get “the raw stuff,” says the suit.”


24 posted on 03/17/2013 7:37:05 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Loyalist
“I’ve had a few worries lately, the first that Lynn Anne, my wife, would read this. But now I don’t care.

Whoops, looks like the wife is already in Divorce Court.

25 posted on 03/17/2013 7:40:33 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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Corlett said students in the English 380 class were told to write “raw things, a personal diary that maybe we wouldn’t want anyone to read.” He said the teacher had no objection to his earlier work, which earned an A, an essay about accidentally seeing women’s breasts.

“There is no constitutional protection against being offended,” Corlett said. “And while I am sympathetic to anyone’s feelings, I repeatedly asked for instruction. I was repeatedly told there were no topics that were out of bounds.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/16/mich-college-sued-for-suspending-writing-student/#ixzz2NoAUmDa8


26 posted on 03/17/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Loyalist

Universities encourage this sort of behavior and it seems the teacher did as well. Typical though, that they come down with the hammer when it makes them unhappy.


27 posted on 03/17/2013 7:41:43 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: Loyalist

28 posted on 03/17/2013 7:45:51 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud)
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To: Ouderkirk

Maybe his wife could have gone along too?


29 posted on 03/17/2013 7:49:04 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: frankenMonkey

She has nice cursive.


30 posted on 03/17/2013 7:54:12 AM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: Loyalist
My bet - he WINS...at least a sizeable (but probably undisclosed) settlement do drop his precedent-setting case!
31 posted on 03/17/2013 7:55:13 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

I imagine is a woman had written this about a male teacher, the liberal school leaders would have not suspended her.


32 posted on 03/17/2013 7:57:43 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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“Corlett said beyond the titillation, his suspension brings up legal issues about “the constitution, freedom of speech and academic freedom.” A fellow student said Corlett was known around campus for strong opinions on open carry laws: He argued voraciously that students should be allowed to carry guns to class. He wrote frequent opinion pieces on the subject for the Oakland Post student newspaper, where he reportedly had heated arguments with several students.

“If you can’t explore and write crazy things, and whatever, in an academic setting — This is supposed to be where you try out ideas, where you learn things — where can you learn?’” Corlett said.

Corlett told Langton he’s upset about his suspension as a tuition paying student and a taxpayer.

“I think there is a bit of ageism involved in this…Why is the standard any different for a 56 year old student than a 20 year old? What if I showed up 20 minutes late every day and they said, we’ll he’s 56, he’s allowed to come to class late. That’s ridiculous.”

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/02/16/ou-student-suspended-for-hot-for-teacher-essay-says-its-ageism/


33 posted on 03/17/2013 7:58:57 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: ASA Vet
What Mole?


34 posted on 03/17/2013 8:00:44 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Slump Tester

I was right the first time. He’s an idiot. He either has a one track mind which disables him from writing about anything significant, or he’s a stalker.

Give him an F for freaking idiot.


35 posted on 03/17/2013 8:07:30 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ASA Vet

“Where is the “sexy little mole on her upper lip?”

That’s the first thing I looked for too. Obviously, Joe was improperly drummed out of OU. His essay was either a work of fiction or descriptive of another teacher entirely. Reinstate him and pay the guy his $2.2mil plus atty fees.


36 posted on 03/17/2013 8:13:18 AM PDT by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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Video;

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/oakland_county/ou-student-suspended-after-writing-essay-titled-hot-for-teacher


37 posted on 03/17/2013 8:25:54 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: IbJensen
He is a open carry advocate, and argued with college punks about it, he can’t be all bad.
38 posted on 03/17/2013 8:28:25 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: dynoman

That part of him makes perfect sense. The essay is still stupid and to sue over it is idiotic.


39 posted on 03/17/2013 8:42:09 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

I think it’s funny. Liberal college teacher gets what she asks for then whines when it’s from a 57 year old guy who’s lived some life and knows how to play the game better than she can.


40 posted on 03/17/2013 8:47:01 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Madame Dufarge

“Whoops, looks like the wife is already in Divorce Court.”

That isn’t true, his wife is supportive, probably becasue she knows it’s a joke.


He told 7 Action News he filed a lawsuit because his civil rights were violated.

“This is about civil rights,” he says.

Corlett says he was suspended for three semesters by O.U. after the university said he violated a policy against intimidating people on campus.

When asked if he’d want to return to classes at the university, he said “I need to keep all my options open. I just need to put this to rest. I don’t want to apply to other universities and have to explain this.”

He says he still has the support of his wife and just wants all of this to be resolved.

“It needs to stop, this political correctness,” he says.

Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/oakland_county/Oakland-University-sued-for-suspending-writing-student-over-Hot-For-Teacher-essay#ixzz2NoSGvFbS


41 posted on 03/17/2013 8:51:43 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Loyalist

If I were that teacher, I’d be livid. Would not want my name, much less photo, spread about. She’s clearly well educated or wouldn’t be teaching at that level, even to idiots. I’d sue him for every last dime he has.


42 posted on 03/17/2013 8:57:45 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: hometoroost
Universities encourage this sort of behavior and it seems the teacher did as well. Typical though, that they come down with the hammer when it makes them unhappy.

Women are either thrilled by a man saying they're "hot", or mortally offended, depending entirely upon whether they are personally attracted to the man in question.

43 posted on 03/17/2013 9:06:28 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: dynoman

I stand corrected.


44 posted on 03/17/2013 9:07:15 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: PGalt

Usually it is the naughty teacher and I notice these kind of posts have been banned recently. Here we have the naughty student and I hope he wins the lawsuit. Truth is his best defense and she should be modeling instead of teaching English


45 posted on 03/17/2013 9:10:32 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Age of Reason

I’m with you, A of R—moles make my skin crawl.


46 posted on 03/17/2013 9:14:50 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Loyalist

I find it especially annoying when people misapply the First Amendment to mean that the likes of a private college cannot sanction speech.


47 posted on 03/17/2013 9:18:30 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ASA Vet
Where is the “sexy little mole on her upper lip?”

I missed that, too. Maybe she had a cold sore?

48 posted on 03/17/2013 9:25:10 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Loyalist
This is just another front in Ubama's war on old white men.

A twenty-year old would have gotten an A.

49 posted on 03/17/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Loyalist. He's now 57, married, living in Florida:
"There is no way I’ll concentrate in class especially with that sexy little mole on her upper lip beckoning with every accented word,” the nontraditional student wrote, according to the Free Press. “And that smile.” “I’ve had a few worries lately, the first that Lynn Anne, my wife, would read this. But now I don’t care. I suppose my fear is a good sign that I’m writing honestly,” he also wrote
Good idea, filing that lawsuit.


50 posted on 03/17/2013 9:50:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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