The Daily News
BY Nina Golgowski
A former bondage model claims her academic career was derailed by a university professor's twisted fixation on her past.
Former Portland State University student Whitney Orlando has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the university and former professor Marcia Klotz, who Orlando claims forced her to drop out over pressure for sexual photos and information on sensitive topics.
The former student is seeking damages from the loss of her education and stress that left her hospitalized, the suit obtained by OregonLive.com reads.
Orlando, who allegedly met Klotz during a seminar in 2009, claims the former PSU professor developed an unhealthy obsession with her past modeling and the sexual abuse she sustained as a child.
The two allegedly first exchanged emails harmlessly, discussing material associated with Klotz' seminar and Orlando revealing her former work as a bondage pornography model.
Because of Klotz's interest in the subject, Orlando admits that she sent her several "non-explicit photographs of her head and face taken during (her) most recent modeling shoot."
Klotz allegedly complimented her on the photos and expressed interest in attending any future modeling sessions she may have.
Between October 2009 and December 2012 they exchanged more than 200 electronic messages discussing everything from course material, sexual topics and their increasing relationship.
"Klotz's interest and participation in plaintiff's sexual life during this time blurred professional and personal boundaries between herself and plaintiff," the lawsuit claims.