UNC System report says allegations against Gerlach are false

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New details have been released about the night which led ECU’s former interim chancellor, Dan Gerlach, to resign.

The UNC system released a report on the investigation Friday night.

According to the report, Gerlach visited four bars in about six hours. He had 7-10 drinks before driving himself home.

The investigation mainly centers around three different emails sent to local news outlets, ECU Board of Trustees, and members of the Board of Governors.

Those emails included pictures and videos of Gerlach in uptown Greenville bars, and included a narrative that that made allegations that Gerlach engaged in sexual conduct in public and made inappropriate remarks.

The report ultimately found that the allegations are false, and stated “he did not engage in any inappropriate remarks as previously recounted in the emails.”

Gerlach ultimately resigned at the end of October, and left ECU students with a lot of questions.

“When he resigned and everything like that a lot of people were like it had to be worse that it actually was, and now as the reports are actually coming out that nothing happened people are like feeling bad,” said Jachai Brown, an ECU student.

Some students are ready for things to return to normal.

“I’m sick and tired of everyone saying this is a party school, and the thing with Dan our Chancellor obviously didn’t help that. That doesn’t represent this school well,” said Kaitlin LaGoe, an ECU student.

The investigation did not reveal the identity of the person who released images and video from that night.

For the full report, click here.

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