DETROIT — The University of Michigan has reached a $9.25 million settlement with eight women who were sexually harassed by Martin Philbert, the former provost and chief academic officer at the school, the school and the women’s lawyers confirmed.
The names of the eight women were not released. The settlement did not include Philbert himself. The women could still file a lawsuit against him.
Philbert, the second-highest administrator at the University of Michigan, had a lengthy history of sexually harassing female employees and had sexual relationships, including in university offices — while being promoted time and time again, an independent investigation released this summer found.