Joe Biden is to attend a 2020 campaign fundraiser hosted by a lawyer who changed his name after having an affair with a student when he was a philosophy professor.
Sanford, then David Weisbord, was an associate professor of philosophy at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, from 1989 to 1991. A unnamed former student said she had a monthslong sexual relationship with Sanford/Weisbord, Law & Crime reported in May. Williams told Law & Crime that he changed his name for “private, family reasons” unrelated to the complaint from the former student.
“I said then, and still say that professors who get involved with undergraduate students, especially their own students, who are sexually inexperienced and say so, and who are susceptible to romanticizing the powerful dynamics that have always existed between student and teachers, are simply unscrupulous predators,” the former student wrote in a letter to Sanford through his firm’s public relations agency. She said that she did not file a formal complaint against Weisbord/Sanford.