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LSU researcher accused of sexual abuse fired

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Posted: Nov 9, 2011 4:33 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Nov 9, 2011 4:33 PM
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE - LSU fired the Vet School researcher today who was accused last month of sexually abusing a graduate student.

Marc Boudreaux received his termination notice today according to his attorney, Jill Craft. She said the university claimed several accusations had been made against him by other co-workers, but they were not given any details about those accusations.

Graduate student Elizabeth Lum took out a restraining order against Boudreaux last month, claiming that he sexually, physically and emotionally abused her. She claims he also used his position to threaten her and keep her in a relationship with him.

Boudreaux was an assistant director at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and Lum is an animal science grad student.

Craft said a hearing concerning the restraining order that was scheduled for today was continued until next Thursday, Nov. 17. She said the claims against her client were "baseless fantasies", and the Boudreaux intended to appeal his termination.

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