USC Dean Resigns After Admitting Relationship With Student

June 29, 2020

David Bridel resigned as dean of the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts after admitting to having had a relationship with a B.F.A. student in 2009, the Los Angeles Times reported. The prior day, another woman described the relationship in a town hall meeting. “I fully accept, however, that my behavior in 2009 demonstrated a failure in judgment and evidence of irresponsibility,” he wrote in a letter to the faculty. “I apologize, profusely, for any harm I caused by my conduct in 2009.”

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