Madonna Constantine (pictured above), a disgraced professor, is suing her former employer Columbia University for $200 million. Madonna Constantine previously taught the psychology and education at Teachers College of Columbia University but fired over the plagiarism in 2008. Madonna filed Tuesday the skyhigh money lawsuit in New York state court in Manhattan, claiming her 2008 firing an “academic lynching.” AP reported Teachers College said the lawsuit had no merit and intended to defend itself vigorously. In a separated lawsuit, Madonna is seeking reinstatement to her position.
Madonna Constantine, an African-American, hit the national headlines when a noose was discovered hanging on the door of her office in October, 2007. Earlier this month, Constantine received a picture of a noose inside an 8×12-inch envelope addressed to her mailbox in UC.