BOZEMAN — A Montana State University investigation has found an assistant music professor at the school had a relationship with a female student and violated policies against sexual harassment and gender discrimination, a newspaper is reporting.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 47-year-old MSU Orchestra conductor Shuichi Komiyama denies the allegations.
The newspaper received a copy of an 18-page report from the university's investigation into claims against Komiyama from the student's attorney earlier this week. MSU legal counsel Leslie Taylor declined to comment on the investigation or any actions taken since, but confirmed Komiyama remains on suspension.
Komiyama was suspended April 11 but the university has declined to give a reason.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle and Montana Newspaper Association filed a lawsuit against the school in June seeking more information.