An anthropologist and former Penn Museum curator who was the subject of media reports alleging she mishandled the remains of 1985 MOVE bombing victims has sued over 30 defendants, including the University of Pennsylvania and a number of publications, for defamation. The suit was removed to federal court Wednesday.

Plaintiff Janet Monge said she was demoted and her reputation was irreparably destroyed by the fallout from snowballing reports saying she acted unethically in her handling of the remains.