Peterson launches defamation suit against WLU

June 22, 2018

Jordan Peterson has launched a $1.5M defamation lawsuit against Wilfrid Laurier University, reports the Montreal Gazette. Peterson’s statement of claim, filed by lawyer Howard Levitt, says he was labeled as “incompetent, sexist, misogynist, dangerous and racist” during a disciplinary meeting in which former TA Lindsay Shepherd was reprimanded for failing to denounce Peterson’s views during a tutorial. Peterson called the suit “a warning, let’s say, to other careless administrators and professors who allow their ideological presuppositions to get the best of them to be a bit more careful with what they say and do.” In a statement, WLU said it will “defend itself vigorously” against the legal action. Montreal Gazette