Columbia University has finally paid off Paul Nungesser , a man their website previously called a rapist, which of course he was not. He had the misfortune of knowing “Mattress Girl”. She had a huge crush on him and when he turned her down after a short affair, she suddenly accused him of rape. For the next 9 months or so she carried a mattress around campus all day.
When the accusation was originally made, the university refused to allow him to present his evidence which included the following:
“i’ve officially had sex with all of John Doe’ best friends,” she said in the exchange, according to the complaint. “did lotsa drugs – jk just got very drunk – well anyways – now i have an std i actually hate John Doe like if a girl is about to puke – don’t put your unprotected dick into her. . . I realy don’t want to be known as the girl who contracted an std because she was drunk you know? it is more his fault for fucking me unconscious – i mean i was conscious but clearly not in my right mind. . . i was literally blackout. . . like i puked all over the place.”
The complaint also argues that Sulkowicz showed an intense romantic interest in Nungesser during the summer of 2012, which Nungesser spent in Germany. She sent him more than a dozen messages along the lines of “PAUL I MISS YOU PAUL I MISS YOU PAUL I MISS YOU PAULLL” and “I would LOVE to have you here – omg – we could snuggle.”
The lawsuit even argues it was Sulkowicz herself who first broached the possibility of anal sex with Nungesser, even though claims of forced anal sex are central to her claim of rape.
“f**k me in the but,” she said bluntly during one Facebook exchange.
Sulkowicz, a visual art major at Columbia, claimed Nungesser was a ‘serial rapist’ and said she and two other young women at the school reported him.
But Columbia cleared Nungesser after a ‘diligent and thorough investigation’.
In her senior year, Sulkowicz earned course credit for carrying a 50-pound mattress around campus for a thesis project titled ‘Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)’, which was framed as a protest against the university’s alleged tolerance of sexual assault.