A former dixie state professor has filed a 22 million dollar lawsuit against current staff at the university.
The once-tenured professor was fired in 2015... and accuses dixie state of ruining his reputation and unjustly letting him go.
Good 4 utah's hailey higgins reports from st.
:36-:44 1:19-1:24 1:35-1:44 [a36]abc4 generic animation wipe-server in 2014, a teenage student accused varlo davenport of assault.
She claimed he pulled her hair during a theater acting class.
A jury acquitted him last summer.
But he says dixie state is still preventing him from working as a professor.
I don't want this to happen to anyone else.
Varlo davenport's multi-million dollar lawsuit accuses high-ranking dixie state employees - including president "biff" williams - of having a vendetta against the former theater professor even before he was fired.
Varlo davenport suing dixie state university "they were actively lobbying the county attorney to have charges pressed against me.
It's like, how do you do that?"
While former students rallied in his support, davenport claims in his support, davenport claims the school falsified and concealed information that would work in his favor.
The lawsuit also claims the university did not follow proper protocol when firing the tenured employee.
Davenport now sells cars at a st.
Varlo davenport suing dixie state university "i would like to be able to work in my chosen profession.
That's the number one.
That's the primary."
The university's general council tells abc4 the allegations in the lawsuit are false, and the school complied with proper termination procedures.
Doajo hicks dsu general council "our point is to protect the students.
We felt that this action and this incident did occur, based on the preponderance of evidence."
The university's council says their internal investigation proves davenport is a liability and upholds the termination.
Hailey higgins @haileyhiggins davenport is asking for 22 million dollars to cover punitive damages and lost wage.
Live in st.
George, hailey higgins, good4utah.
Don davenport also alleges dixie state staff has also gone out of their way to prevent him from teaching, by