UC Berkeley Student Files Suit Against Former Campus Therapist

A student at the University of California Berkley has filed a sexual harassment suit against a former university employee. The suit names Eric Samuels as a defendant along with the Regents of the University of California. Samuels was a post-doctoral fellow a the Tang Center’s Counseling and Psychological Services on the UC Berkley Campus. The student was getting counseling from Samuels there.

The student’s real name was not listed in the suit. The complaint was filed on behalf of Justina Roe. Attorney John Winer is representing the student and says Samuels allegedly videotaped Roe at least once during one of the therapy sessions he had with her, and may have used it for personal gratification.

The student claims Samuels asked her a lot of personal questions about sex that made her feel “extremely uncomfortable”. The student was seeking therapy for anxiety and stress.

You can read more about this case on our sexual harassment information page.