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Limbaugh 'distressed' upon learning of harassment complaints


The third and final day of the Randy Bachmeier vs. Montana State University-Northern hearing began at 8 a.m. today with the continued testimony of Chancellor James Limbaugh.

Limbaugh said surprised and distressed upon learning that Dean Bachmeier had filed a sexual harassment complaint against former Provost Rosalyn Templeton.

“I thought ‘My God, what has he been going through?,’” Limbaugh said in his testimony.

He said the official complaint Bachmeier filed with the Montana Human Relations Bureau was the first he had heard about Bachmeier’s issue with Templeton.

After Limbaugh, Montana State University President Waded Cruzado was sworn in as a witness.

She said that she and Limbaugh never talked about Templeton and that the change made to the notice of vacancy for the provost position was made per usual.

That change made it impossible for Bachmeier to qualify for the post, and Bachmeier claims that was done to retaliate against him for filing the claim.

Templeton is scheduled to testify today.


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