Madonna Constantine’s statement is available in full at the Columbia Spectator; it’s more thoroughly unhinged than I’d even have guessed:
It is my opinion that this investigation, along with other incidents that have happened to me at Teachers College in recent months, point to a conspiracy and witch-hunt by certain current and former members of the Teachers College community. I believe that nothing that has happened to me this year is coincidental, particularly when I reflect upon the hate crime I experienced last semester involving a noose on my office door. As one of only two tenured Black women full professors at Teachers College, it pains me to conclude that I have been specifically and systematically targeted.
There have been attempts by the Teachers College administration to intimidate and blackmail me into leaving the College by insisting that I sign a false statement related to the aforementioned investigation. I refused to sign it! I would never admit to doing something that I did not do. My due process has been violated repeatedly by the administration of Teachers College. In light of the hateful events to which I have been subjected this year, I am saddened by the hypocrisy of an institution that purports to stand for social justice and equity.
Obviously, all the race chatter is a preposterous obfuscation of the issue. And the conflation of her case with “social justice and equity” is just laughable. Constantine’s continuing employment is a giant favor to her. Try getting employed after you’ve plagiarized yourself into infamy and habitually accused your previous employer of systematic racism.