UNC settles with Willingham for $335,000. Willingham wanted her job back in her suit, but that was not part of the settlement. In her lawsuit against UNC, she claimed she was retaliated against and demoted for exposing nearly two decades of academic fraud, which caused her to resign amid the scandal. Willingham:
It gets me out far enough that I will be able to get a job.
We believe the settlement is in the best interest of the university and allows us to move forward and fully focus on other important issues.