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Law student sues Georgetown Univ. over rabbi voyeurism
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A Georgetown law school student is suing the university, Kesher Israel synagogue and the National Capital Mikvah amid accusations that a rabbi secretly recorded women showering.

The student claims that Dr. Barry Freundel, who taught a Jewish Law Seminar, lured her into a bath to sexually exploit her. Freundel had suggested that the student write a paper on the mikvah ritual and required her to participate, according to the lawsuit.

In the lawsuit, the student claims that Georgetown, Kesher Israel and the National Capital Mikvah ignored red flags that Freundel was acting inappropriately.

Last week, Freundel was fired from the Kesher Israel Orthodox synagogue in Georgetown.


Freundel is set to appear in court again on January 16. He previously pleaded not guilty to voyeurism charges.


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