Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci resigned Tuesday from his post at Tufts University after threatening to sue over a student journalism piece he insisted was defamatory.
Admiral James Stavridis, dean of Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, informed students at the university of Scaramucci’s resignation Monday morning, according to correspondence obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“This morning, Anthony Scaramucci informed The Fletcher School that he is resigning his position on the school’s Board of Advisors, effective immediately,” said Stavridis in his email to students. “We thank Mr. Scaramucci for his past service to Tufts and wish him well.”
“A man who is irresponsible, inconsistent, an unethical opportunist and who exuded the highest degree of disreputability should not be on the Fletcher Board,” Tufts graduate student Camilo Caballero wrote in an op-ed on Scaramucci. (RELATED: Scaramucci Speech Postponed After He Threatens Student Journalist With Lawsuit)
While the former White House communications director has not addressed his resignation publicly, he was very active on Twitter Monday, the day Tufts postponed his planned speech at the university.
“All I need is an apology and correction,” Scaramucci tweeted. “Get the facts right. Defamation is not unflattering coverage. It’s defamation.”
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