The dean of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service announced the resignation Tuesday of a member of its Masters of Science in Foreign Service program advisory board after he wished upon conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey “a #MeToo moment.”
Jeff Bernstein deleted his Twitter account, but it is preserved in Stuckley’s reply:
No other way to take this. pic.twitter.com/17DmYi5N1J
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) January 14, 2018
Before deleting his social media accounts, he said he was sorry.
“I apologize for making a stupid and insensitive comment. I would never wish harm on anyone and apologized to Allie repeatedly,” he said. “I feel terribly. I have been a continuous voice against gender bias. As a father of three, I am embarrassed and this is a lesson for me that words have power.”
Dean Joel Hellman said in a statement released by the Jesuit school’s communications office:
The Master 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.
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.
We appreciate Mr. Bernstein’s efforts to apologize for recent comments deeply inconsistent with our values and mission and have accepted his resignation from the MSFS Board of Advisors. MSFS will continue its dedication to preparing women and men for leadership roles in global affairs.
Bernstein was an active troller of conservatives:
You're talking to a rather disturbed man, Allie. pic.twitter.com/EVD9ihcUcy
— Reseth (@ResethO) January 14, 2018
Looks like someone has been making a habit of this kind of behavior… pic.twitter.com/uppdte8ofj
— Hiding in the Bay (@HidingInTheBay) January 14, 2018
In addition to his position at Georgetown, Bernstein was terminated from his job as the managing director of the investment banking house Solesbury Capital.