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Oxford University top poet may lose post over sex slur

Source: Posted By: Eric 4831 days ago

A poet who was elected to a prestigious post at Oxford University is facing demands for her resignation following claims she circulated allegations about the sexual behaviour of her main rival for the job.

Ruth Padel had denied mentioning allegations of sexual harassment involving Derek Walcott.
But last night it was reported that Ms Padel contacted at least two newspapers during the campaign for the post of Oxford professor of poetry, drawing attention to Mr Walcott’s past.

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