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UPDATE [1/15/17, 10:40 a.m. ET]:

Georgetown University has put out the following statement in response Bernstein's actions: 

The Masters of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program at Georgetown University is deeply committed to fostering the role of women in international affairs and promoting respectful dialogue and debate on the critical issues facing our world.

Encouraging, threatening or condoning violence and harassment against another person, in any form and on any format, is deeply inconsistent with the values of the program, our school and our university.

We appreciate Mr. Bernstein's efforts to apologize for recent comments deeply inconsistent with our values and mission and have accepted his resignation from the MSFS Board of Advisors. MSFS will continue its dedication to preparing women and men for leadership roles in global affairs.

Saturday night, Jeff Bernstein — a member of the board of advisors for Georgetown University — tweeted at CRTV host Allie Stuckey wishing her a “#metoo moment.” #MeToo is a trending hashtag used on social media that has given a voice to victims of sexual harassment and assault to speak out.

The situation leading to Bernstein's tweet started with Stuckey retweeting a user who claimed sexual harassment was “a symptom of a broken legal system.” Stuckey corrected the user by saying:

Then Bernstein — unprovoked — replied with a tweet in which he appears to “wish” that Stuckey experience sexual harassment herself, going further to call her “insensitive”:


Almost immediately, Bernstein was called out by hundreds, and he has since deleted the tweet. Bernstein also removed his name from his Twitter account, changed his profile and cover photos so that they did not show his face, and he removed his bio, which stated that he was a board of director for Georgetown.





Stuckey, for her part, responded by putting pressure on Georgetown University asking, “Is this the kind of standard your university holds for your advisors?”:

After public outcry from hundreds of users on Twitter, Bernstein apologized:

But Stuckey was having none of it:

Independent Journal Review has reached out to Georgetown for comment.

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