The college professor, who sexually harassed students according to internal university investigations, refuted reports by NBC 7 Investigates according to a student-run newspaper.
NBC 7 Investigates was the first to expose the investigation into actions by San Diego State University Spanish Professor Vincent Martin.
NBC 7 has learned three women have accused the professor of inappropriate behavior ranging from unwanted text messages to an attempted kiss.
One “Notice of Investigation Outcome” from SDSU summarizes a nearly year-long investigation by the University's Office of Employee Relations. According to the investigation documents, Martin was found to have "engaged in conduct of a sexually oriented nature… deemed sufficiently severe to constitute sexual harassment.”
Martin has not responded to our requests for comment on this story. His attorney told us last month Martin disagrees with the finding that he sexually harassed the first student, but that lawyer has not responded to questions about the second student’s allegations or the findings of that investigation.
On Wednesday, the Daily Aztec website published an article that quotes Martin as saying, “On the one hand, the headline is basically asking for my head on a platter assuming guilt but hidden within the story is the fact that my attorney and I are challenging all allegations. Their entire story is just yellow journalism.”
SDSU issued a statement that said, in part, “While we appreciate that the campus community has significant interest when allegations of sexual harassment are made, it is also important that the process for adjudicating claims be a fair one and that all facts be heard.”
The university does not comment on specific complaints or investigations.
NBC 7 Investigates confirmed Martin is still teaching classes.
According to SDSU’s Chief Communications Officer Greg Block, Martin was scheduled to teach a Summer Session class this June at SDSU but the class was recently cancelled due to low enrollment.