A former professor who was fired after creating an online parody video depicting faculty members as Nazis can proceed with his breach of contract claims against the university where he worked, a federal court in Pennsylvania has ruled.
The teacher, Frederick Fagal, a tenured professor at Marywood University, a Roman Catholic institution, was fired after he created video adaptations of the 2004 German language film “Downfall,” which depicts the last few days of Adolf Hitler’s rule. The adaptation included replacing the English subtitles with his own subtitles mocking faculty members, including referring to the university’s president, Sister Anne Munley, as “FuhrMunley.”
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