The New York Times published an article on Monday detailing how a student accused a professor of falsely accusing students of stealing his books from his online bookstore.
According to the article, which cites a lawsuit filed by the student, Professor Steven G. Smith, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, falsely accused students of theft for books he bought online from Amazon.
Smith was named in a lawsuit brought by the University in October of 2017, which alleged that students had purchased Smith’s books on Amazon without his permission and without a license from the publisher.
Smith resigned from his position at the university in December of 2017.
The student has not been named in the lawsuit, though it is alleged that Smith stole the students’ textbooks from his website.
A spokesperson for the University told Breitbart News that it does not comment on pending litigation.
The lawsuit claims that Smith, who is white, said that he and a fellow professor stole books from the students for his personal use and that the students were “pushing for a lawsuit” against Smith.
Smith denied any wrongdoing, claiming that he had “taken a good, hard look at his own business model” and “would have to take some time” to “think through what he was doing.”
Smith was also named in an email sent by a professor from the University’s Center for Information Technology and Public Policy to a group of students on January 1, 2018.
The email claimed that the group had “written a very nasty letter” to Smith, which included a “false and defamatory article” on Smith.
In the email, the professor claimed that he “wanted to know why you have stolen the textbooks.”
He said that the professors “took a very hard look” at his business model and said that “we had to change the way we operate.”
The professors’ email stated that the university would not allow students to purchase Smith’s textbooks, but that it “could not control the content of the books or the authors of the book.
If students wanted to purchase the books they would need to pay Smith for them.”
The lawsuit claimed that students at the school were “shocked and appalled” by the allegations against Smith, and that they had “no choice” but to take legal action against him.
The lawsuit was filed in California Superior Court on February 18, 2018, by the students.
The students have not filed any civil or criminal charges against Smith in the case.
According, Smith’s attorney, Thomas O’Neill, told the Times that he was not familiar with the allegations in the article.
Smith’s lawsuit was the first major controversy to arise over a textbook publisher in the United States since the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938, O’Brien said.
Smith is the second person to be sued for defamation in the last decade over a book he allegedly stole from a customer.
In October of 2018, a book publisher in Alabama was sued for libel after a book was falsely reported to be written by a woman who was accused of stealing from Smith.
A jury awarded $10 million to the publisher, which settled with the woman for an undisclosed amount.
In a statement, Amazon said in a statement to Breitbart News: “We are committed to providing fair and accurate pricing on textbooks.
In response to this case, we have suspended sale of the students book.
We have also reached out to the students and will be working closely with them as they prepare for their next steps.”