In a statement, the university said: “Columbia recognises that after the conclusion of the investigation, Paul’s remaining time at Columbia became very difficult for him and not what Columbia would want any of its students to experience.”
“Columbia will continue to review and update its policies toward ensuring that every student – accuser and accused, including those like Paul who are found not responsible – is treated respectfully and as a full member of the Columbia community.”
Nungesser’s lawyer, Andrew Miltenberg told the Washington Post that the settlement will “give Paul a chance to go on with his life and recover from the false accusation against him.”
Sulkowicz, who graduated in 2015 and carried her mattress across the stage to accept her degree, has not made a statement or responded to the settlement.
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