After months of speculation, Author Steven Galloway has issued his first statement since he was fired from UBC after what the university described as ‘serious allegations.’
In a statement issued from his lawyer, Steven Galloway admits he was accused of sexual assault but says the only complaint substantiated by Judge Mary Ellen Boyd was that he had an affair with a student – which is against school policy.
It’s unclear when the affair began but according to the report it lasted nearly two years. Both Galloway and the student were married at the time.
The statement says Galloway ‘profoundly regrets his conduct and wishes to apologize for the harm that it has caused.’
Earlier this month the university said a review is underway into the firing of the school’s former creative writing program chair.
Galloway was let go in June.
His lawyer says he doesn’t act for Galloway in his ongoing grievance from the dismissal, where he is represented by the Faculty Association.