A judge is blocking fired Ohio State band director Jon Waters from questioning school athletic director Gene Smith and a U.S. Department of Education civil-rights attorney in his lawsuit alleging gender discrimination after being fired for ignoring a sexualized band culture.
The fired director of Ohio State's marching band is formally requesting his job back, citing alleged flaws in a university investigation and a positive performance review issued weeks before he was terminated.
Ohio State University's evaluation of fired marching band director Jon Waters lauded him for "courageous" efforts to address attitudes surrounding the band's traditions seven weeks before he was dismissed.
Two music professors will be the interim leaders of Ohio State University's marching band, with one focusing on compliance and student safety in the wake of the investigation that led to the director's firing.
Ohio State University is expected to announce today it will form a task force to help bring changes after the firing of marching band director Jon Waters amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.