Christian Ott, an astrophysics professor at the California Institute of Technology, has been placed on unpaid leave after complaints by two female graduate students that worked with him.
According to BuzzFeed News, Ott confessed to grad student Sarah Gossan that he had fired another grad student, Io Kleiser, from his lab after falling in love with her. Unsurprisingly, this violates all academic ethics policies, and is illegal under Title IX. The university learned about Ott's actions after Gossan reported it in a Title IX complaint. According to the university, the evidence against the professor was clear and compelling: