The University of Northern Virginia had already made news over an immigration raid last month of its Annandale office-mall headquarters.
Then, the story got stranger. Someone, presumably conducting a journalistic background sweep on university Chancellor David Lee, unearthed pictures and ads posted by the academician on an S&M Web site.
The revelation prompted little serious news coverage but fired up a whole ‘nother sector of the news media, drawing headlines such as this one, from Britain’s Daily Mail: “University chancellor, 64, exposed as sadomasochistic, suburban sex-dungeon master.”
In a letter dated Aug. 19 and posted to the university’s Web site, Lee wrote that he was stepping down immediately: “Discussions of my personal life have become a distraction,” he said, at a time when the campus faces “much more significant issues.” Lee’s replacement is Habib Khan.
The account stated that 64-year-old Lee had “transformed his basement into a suburban dungeon complete with bondage racks.” It said Lee and his companion posted ads seeking “attractive submissive” women to “be part of our poly family. Ideally you will consider yourself a slave or a sub with slave tendencies.”
- College Chancellor Has S-M Torture Dungeon in House (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- Meet the College Chancellor with a Suburban Sex Dungeon (gawker.com)