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11/21/2015

Gmail - Legal Complaint -- Students for Justice in Palestine

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LegalComplaintStudentsforJusticeinPalestine
MilanChatterjee<milan.chatterjee21@gmail.com>
Sat,Nov21,2015at12:42PM
To:jmontero@saonet.ucla.edu,mblandizzi@saonet.ucla.edu,ablum@conet.ucla.edu,kang@law.ucla.edu,
chancellor@ucla.edu
Cc:"Cohn,Mike"<mcohn@saonet.ucla.edu>,RoyChampawat<rchampawat@asucla.ucla.edu>
ChancellorBlock,VCMontero,DeanBlandizzi,VCKang,andVCBlum:
I'mwritingtofilealegalcomplaintagainstStudentsforJusticeinPalestine.
OnNovember19th,2015,SJPleaderssentmeanemailrequestingdocumentation.Sincetheyretainedattorneys
andfiledalegalletterwiththeChancellor,IreferredthemtoUCLA'slegaldepartment.AfterSJPfollowedupwith
administrators,theyreleasedthefollowingblogpost,makingabaselessaccusationofmenotbeingtransparent.
Pleaseseetheaccusationandemailexchangehere:http://www.sjpbruins.com/newsopinion/gsapresident
refusestoprovidedocumentationofpoliciesandvotes.
SinceSJPfiledalegalcomplaint,andinvokedmyname,IhavetherighttoreferthemtoUCLA'slegal
department.This,however,doesnotgivethemtherighttodefamemyreputation.Ibelievethey'vedoneenough
defamationbycirculatinganinaccuratelegalcomplainttothemedia.Furthermore,theycontinuetodefamemy
reputationwithnonsensicalblogposts.
Underthesecircumstances,IrequestforUCLAtoprovidemewithlegalcounsel.IfUCLAisnotabletoprovide
thisresource,IrequestforUCLAtoreimbursemeforhiringoutsidelegalcounsel.
Secondly,I'mverydisappointedbytheharshpoliticsbeingplayedbyarmsoftheadministration.
TheDiversityCaucuswascreatedundertheGraduateStudentResourceCenter.TheyapproachedmeforGSA
tofinanciallysponsoratownhallwithVCJerryKang.WhileGSAdoesnothaveafundingbodyforevents,we
foundittobeaworthycause,andallocated$2,000inadhocfundingfortheevent.
IexplicitlytoldMs.ManpreetDhillon,thattheneutralitystipulationappliesnotjusttoBDS,butany
countermovementoverthephone.ShefailedtodisclosethisfacttoSJPortheirattorneys,forwhateverreasons.
Obviously,herroleinthiscomplaintiscentral,becauseshebackchanneledemailswherenobodybutherselfwas
copied.
IfinditverydisappointingthatwhenI'mworkingwithorganizationssponsoredbytheUCLAadministrationona
professionalbasis,they'reengaginginsuchunprofessionaltacticsandpolitics,leadingtomyunnecessary
defamation.
Thirdly,assenioradministrators,youreceivedalegalcomplaintinvokingastudent'sname.Asatuitionpaying
student,youhaveadutytoprovidemewiththenecessarysupport,andhelpmeprotectmyreputationfrom
hostiletacticslikethis.Thisshouldespeciallybethecase,sincethisinaccuratelegalcomplaintisbeingcirculated
tothemedia.
I'mverydisappointedthatneitherthelegaldepartmentnoryouhavereachedouttome.WhileImetwithMikeand
Roy,thismeetingdidnotaddressthelegalramificationsofthisinaccurateanddefamatorylegalcomplaint.
IrespectfullyforrequestUCLAtoprovidemewiththenecessarylegalsupporttostopthisdefamation.
Bestregards,
MilanChatterjee
GraduateStudentBodyPresident,UCLA

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Gmail - Legal Complaint -- Students for Justice in Palestine

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