Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


(58,702 posts)
Thu Dec 28, 2023, 12:05 PM Dec 2023

UW-LaCrosse Chancellor Fired After Appearing in Adult Videos

December 28, 2023

UW-LaCrosse Chancellor Fired After Appearing in Adult Videos

By Josh Moody

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow was fired Wednesday for appearing with his wife in pornographic content on at least two websites, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. ... A statement from the UW System Board of Regents noted that the decision to fire Gow as chancellor was unanimous but did not address his appearance in the videos, referring to the matter only in vague terms.

“Upon my recommendation, the UW Board of Regents today terminated Dr. Joe Gow from his position as chancellor of UW-La Crosse effective immediately. In recent days, we learned of specific conduct by Dr. Gow that has subjected the university to significant reputational harm,” UW System President Jay Rothman said in the statement. “His actions were abhorrent.”


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Gow and his wife, Carmen Wilson, appeared in videos on several pornographic sites and that they had published two books, under pseudonyms, detailing their experiences in creating adult content. In an interview with the newspaper, Gow said his actions were consensual and protected by the First Amendment.

He also questioned whether he was given due process as part of his termination as chancellor, though he will return to the faculty. In August, Gow announced plans to step down at the end of the academic year after leading La Crosse for 17 years.

4 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
UW-LaCrosse Chancellor Fired After Appearing in Adult Videos (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2023 OP
After 17 years they fired him? Must've crossed someone who made an anonimous call about him. brush Dec 2023 #1
kinda' surprised that this would get any kind of support stopdiggin Dec 2023 #2
Its the schizoid right in action..... getagrip_already Dec 2023 #3
Do this was consensual activity with his WIFE? AllyCat Dec 2023 #4


(11,814 posts)
2. kinda' surprised that this would get any kind of support
Thu Dec 28, 2023, 01:51 PM
Dec 2023

sexual activity between consenting, and married adults, although that too shouldn't enter in ...

Were it not for an 'at will' employment situation .. I'd have to guess this was protected activity.
Maybe it's the online aspect? Although, again - this is 2023, not 1963.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


(15,726 posts)
3. Its the schizoid right in action.....
Thu Dec 28, 2023, 02:15 PM
Dec 2023

Everyone likely knew and snickered privately. Some may have even partied with them openly.

It was only when it was thrown in their faces that they became all like "I'm shocked, SHOCKED!, there is gambling going on here!".



(16,511 posts)
4. Do this was consensual activity with his WIFE?
Fri Dec 29, 2023, 10:51 AM
Dec 2023

Don’t they have some real issues to deal with?

I mean, I think putting it online is weird, but hardly illegal.

Latest Discussions»Issue Forums»Education»UW-LaCrosse Chancellor Fi...