'Hot for Teacher' lawsuit: Essay behind student's free speech lawsuit, A topping headline news on the Internet, 'Hot for Teacher' lawsuit. According to an AOL News video report on March 16, a man suspended for writing an essay about his attraction for teachers at a Detroit area university is suing over free speech violations. He is seeking over $2 million from the school for allegedly violating his civil rights, based on the Friday court filing.
Oakland University student, Joseph Corlett, 57, brought the First Amendment law suit against the school for suspending him three semesters over his journal assignment in 2011. Reported Examiner...
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His "Hot for Teacher" essay, inspired by a Van Halen song bearing the same name, described how he was drawn to an instructor, who resembled Meg Ryan.
"… Her skirt came unzipped in Comp 2 one day and her polka-dotted panties were exposed. I was a perfect gentleman and discretely told her to pull her sweater over. She smiled and thanked me. It is our delicious little secret," he wrote.
Then, another part of the essay was about an instructor who favored the sexy red-head, Ginger, from "Gilligan's Island."
He talked openly about "being distracted" and his fear in not getting anything done in her class.
Another hot teacher he talked about was expecting at the time. He described the pregnant instructor as "hot, and not just from baking the bun in her oven."
And further still, Corlett's essay referred to his attraction for two other female teachers. It read in part, "...However, my history professor sets off my gaydar and [teacher] does not. I could not have sex with either of these women even if you offered me a million dollars cash. I couldn't get the necessary cooperation, if you get my drift."
After reading the man's essay assignment, his teacher in the advanced writing class turned it over to the school's dean, who decided to ban the man for three semesters. Apparently, officials thought the "Hot for Teacher" essay violated school policies of intimidation and harassment.
In the free speech lawsuit, Corlett said the most disturbing part of the school's action is when he was led away by police officers as he sat in class. The school later admitted it had failed to notify the man of its decision to suspend him
The man, a home builder, says he enrolled in the class due to the slow economy. As an A-student, he was shocked his essay caused so much trouble.
Before and during his assignment, Corlett said he reached out for instruction. The teacher, he said, made it clear that nothing was off bounds. Additionally, she encouraged "raw" content, this according to the suspended student.
The school has not commented on the "Hot for Teacher" lawsuit, claiming it does not talk about pending litigation. So, at this time, only one side is known. However, there is likely much more to this strange news story.