Georgetown adviser resigns after 'wishing' a '#MeToo moment' on female commentator

Georgetown adviser resigns after 'wishing' a '#MeToo moment' on female commentator
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A Georgetown University adviser has resigned after publicly wishing a "#MeToo moment" on a female conservative commentator.

"Wishing you a #MeToo moment. Maybe then you won't be so insensitive," wrote Jeff Bernstein to former Blaze TV host Allie Beth Stuckey on Saturday.

Bernstein served as a expert in Georgetown's Master of Science in Foreign Service program until resigning on Monday.  

Stuckey informed the university of Bernstein's sentiment via her personal Twitter account on Saturday. 


“I thought, ‘Did this grown man actually just hope that I get sexually harassed or assaulted?’” Stuckey wrote in an email to The Hoya, the university's student newspaper. “I considered all of the horrific stories I’ve read of sexual abuse and rape over the past few months and thought, ‘He wants me to go through that because he disagrees with me?’”

“And though I’m no stranger to disagreeable, sexist Internet trolls, to me, this was too far,” the 25-year-old added. 

School of Foreign Service Dean Joel Hellman said in a press release that the university accepted Bernstein’s resignation on Monday. 

“Encouraging, threatening or condoning violence and harassment against another person, in any form and on any format, is deeply inconsistent with the values of the program, our school and our university,” Hellman said in a statement. 

“The Masters of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program at Georgetown University is deeply committed to fostering the role of women in international affairs and promoting respectful dialogue and debate on the critical issues facing our world.”

Bernstein was also fired by Solebury Capital, a global advisory firm that focuses on equity capital markets.

A company spokesperson indicated in an email to The Hoya that an internal review was conducted once it got wind of Bernstein's comment. 

“Based on that review, we promptly terminated his employment with Solebury,” Wolford told The Hoya.

Bernstein told The Hoya he had “apologized profusely” to Stuckey and said he felt terribly about the incident. He has also deleted his Twitter account.