Professor Joann Baney teaches women’s rights and peacekeeping at Columbia University.
Perhaps next semester, she’ll start teaching martial arts as well.
Prof. Baney was arrested on Valentine’s Day after assaulting her boyfriend while he slept. Apparently, her beau had been cheating on her, and in response she let fly with her fists. Because, you know, that’s what peacekeepers do. The boyfriend, a retired cop, suffered injuries to his neck and ear as a result.
The good folks at the New York Daily News broke the story, so be sure to read the whole thing. The best part? This isn’t even the first time this proud opponent of domestic violence has been arrested. In 2003 she was accused of making harassing phone calls to two women.
Joann Baney, 54, of Columbia University, was charged with misdemeanor assault. Baney was accused of slugging Walter Frey, 46, while he slept inside her Upper West Side apartment about 10:45 p.m., court records show.
“I hit him because he cheated on me,” Baney told a cop who responded to the Saturday night assault, the court documents show.
The 5-foot, 125-pound Baney was taken into custody without incident at the luxury West End Avenue building, police said.
Baney is a staunch defender of women’s rights and an outspoken critic against domestic violence.
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