Colin McGinn is a well-known former professor of philosophy. He was asked to resign from his tenured position at the University of Miami last year after a female graduate student filed a formal complaint.
From the New York Times of August 2, 2013:
“the student’s boyfriend and a fifth-year graduate student in philosophy at Miami, said she had been subject to months of unwanted innuendo and propositions from Mr. McGinn, documented in numerous e-mails and text messages of an explicit and escalating sexual nature she had shown him…
Amie Thomasson, a professor of philosophy at Miami, said the student, shortly after filing her complaint in September 2012, had shown her a stack of e-mails from Mr. McGinn. They included the message mentioning sex over the summer, along with a number of other sexually explicit messages, Ms. Thomasson said. “This was not an academic discussion of human sexuality,” Ms. Thomasson said. “It was not just jokes. It was personal.”
McGinn is in the news again because he was recommended for a one-year teaching position by the Philosophy Department at East Carolina University. However, university administrators decided against giving him the job.
From an article at the Chronicle for Higher Education: