JOHNSON, VT. -- A student at Johnsbury State College has accused a professor of sexually harassing her.
Nicole Daigneault, 32, of Saint Johnsbury, told The Critic that she is accusing Professor Fred Wiseman, who allegedly threatened to lock her in his car and tried to kiss her.
Daigneault said that she had been taking a class with the professor when the alleged incidents occurred. She also said that the professor wrote journal entries about her, writing that he had envisioned “seeing her naked.”
David Sleigh, Daigneault's attorney and also a part-time instructor at Lyndon State College, said that his client expects to bring an action against Johnson State College, seeking damages for violations of Vermont’s Public Accommodation Act.
"The college has had six months to provide some remedy to Nicole, and there hasn't been one," he said.
Johnson State is one of the five Vermont State Colleges.
Sleigh said that another female also filed complaint with the school regarding the same professor. He also confirmed that Daigneault was still a student at Johnson.
In a letter obtained by The Critic, Johnson State College president Barbara Murphy wrote to Daigneault that she “accepted” the complaint of sexual harassment.