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Fired LSU band director files lawsuit against university

1 year 3 weeks 2 days ago May 02, 2016 May 2, 2016 Monday, May 02 2016 May 02, 2016 3:19 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Former LSU band director, Roy King, has filed a lawsuit against the university after he was fired from his position earlier this month, according to his attorney.

King’s attorney has said the school was on a “witch-hunt conducted by jealous colleagues” after the band director was placed on administrative leave on Apr. 6 while an internal investigation was carried out. King was fired from his position on Apr. 19 and an interim director was put into place.

King was employed in administration for the band for 18 years prior to his firing. He was band director for five years.

LSU responded to the filing of the lawsuit by saying it does not take this type of legal action lightly. The university says both an audit and separate investigation were launched prior to reaching the decision that it was necessary to terminate King's employment. King was accused of being involved in the misallocation of scholarships and stipends.

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