Jane Meyer testifies in discrimination lawsuit
Jane Meyer testified on Wednesday in her discrimination lawsuit against the University of Iowa.
The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports Meyer claimed she was passed over for a job in favor of a male from outside the UI despite being given a positive performance review in her early tenure at the university. She claims it was at that point she started putting the pieces together that females and gays were being fired by athletic director Gary Barta.
Meyer, who was initially hired by former athletic director Bob Bowlsby, claims in the lawsuit she was removed from her number two post in the athletic department to another position in 2015 as retaliation when she disagreed with Barta over the firing of then-field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum. Meyer and Griesbaum are in a relationship.
Griesbaum has filed a lawsuit of her own.
Meyer was moved to a position in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a position that was eliminated last fall.
Wednesday was the second day of testimony in the lawsuit and Meyer is expected to re-take the stand on Thursday. She's seeking back pay and damages in the suit.