LSU board chair says profane emails were dealt with in 'timely manner'

LSU board chair says profane emails were dealt with in 'timely manner'
Stephen Perry (Source: LSU)
A.G. Monaco (Source: LSU.edu)
A.G. Monaco (Source: LSU.edu)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The chairman of the LSU Board of Supervisors says he believes the situation involving years of the use of profane and demeaning language by LSU Human Resources Director A.G. Monaco was dealt with in a "timely manner."

Some have questioned, particularly on social media, why LSU President King Alexander allowed the situation to go on for so long without anything being done.

LSU Board Chairman Stephen Perry avoided multiple calls and emails from the 9NEWS Investigators seeking comment over the past week before issuing a brief statement Thursday.

"The LSU Board of Supervisors is aware of the matter you have been reporting and we feel confident the issue was addressed appropriately and in a timely fashion by President Alexander and the administration," Perry said.

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LSU put Monaco on paid leave after receiving a public records' request from WAFB requesting copies of Monaco's emails. Monaco then retired.

The emails showed Monaco repeatedly used profanity and degraded others in his university emails dating back to 2016. WAFB requested Monaco's emails from 2016 to 2018.

The emails show LSU President King Alexander was aware of some of Monaco's behavior and apparently did nothing to stop it until receiving the WAFB records request.

The review of emails showed Alexander even emailed Monaco telling him lawyers in a deposition complained about Monaco using the f-word during the deposition. Monaco emailed back telling Alexander that if cursing was a crime he should be "on death row in Angola."

Other LSU administrators, including Monaco's supervisor Dan Layzell, were directly emailed or copied on many of Monaco's profane and degrading emails.

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