University of Michigan Had Known About David Daniels’ Inappropriate Behavior With Students, Per Lawsuit & Witnesses

By David Salazar

A new federal court states that the University of Michigan had been made aware of countertenor David Daniels’ inappropriate sexual behavior.

Per Michigan Live, the University’s policy does not permit it to discuss personnel issues and as a result it is unclear how many accusations the institution is aware of or when it learned about them.

Daniels is currently facing a lawsuit from Andrew Lipiano who was a former student of Daniels and claimed sexual harassment and a sexual assault against Daniels in 2017. As part of the suit, the university’s Office of Institutional Equity turned over numerous records with information from students citing Daniels’ actions. The records are being protected from public view.

One of the accusations states that Daniels made sexual jokes and inappropriate comments about other students and their sexual orientation. Another student reportedly noted that Daniels made sexual comments on a daily basis, discussed their bodies and whether he “would have sex with them if they were not students or when they were no longer students.” It was also made known that other faculty members were aware of Daniels’ behavior.