Posted: Aug 13, 2014 5:00 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 13, 2014 5:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Alumni Association announced that Charlie Roberts resigned his position as president Wednesday due to an ongoing lawsuit filed by a former employee.
Kay Heath sued the Alumni Association and Roberts, claiming Roberts hired her in order to continue having a sexual relationship with her.
Heath told the media that she would drop the Alumni Association from the lawsuit if Roberts stepped down, which is the reason Roberts gave in his resignation letter.
Heath claimed in her suit Roberts also paid her to resign when the Alumni Association found out about their relationship and arrangement. She said she filed the suit after the regular payments from Roberts stopped recently.
In his resignation letter, Roberts also said that none of the money he gave Heath came from Alumni Association funds.
LSU launched an inquiry into the situation last week. The university said COO Cliff Vannoy would serve as acting CEO of the Alumni Association.