A Scots student who is suing her university after being investigated for saying ‘women have vaginas’ during an online meeting has raised almost £4,000 in donations.
Lisa Keogh, 29, was probed by Abertay University after fellow classmates complained she had made ‘inappropriate comments’ which could be discriminatory.
Following a two-month investigation, which took place during her final year, the disciplinary board of the university decided not to uphold the misconduct charge against her.
They found there was no evidence Keogh had discriminated against anyone.
But the mum-of-two is seeking compensation from the Dundee-based university for stress caused during her crucial final year of studies.
Her legal team will argue that the university breached the Equality Act 2010 by pursuing her for ‘expressing gender critical beliefs’.
They also claim her rights to freedom of expression were also infringed.
A £25,000 fundraising page to help her cover costs of her legal bid has already received £3,899 from supporters.
Keogh said: “I believe that universities have an obligation to protect their students in exercising their academic freedom of speech.
“I believe that Abertay University acted unlawfully in pursuing this vexatious complaint against me and I believe Abertay University must protect all of their students, not just a select few.”
A spokesman for Abertay University confirmed they were aware of the action.