Some guests just don't know when to leave.
A Yale Law professor has been banned from teaching small group sessions after she allegedly threw drunken dinner parties for students.
Calling the claims that she hosted parties at her house in breach of Covid restrictions "100% false" and "ludicrous", Amy Chua said she had actually been attending to the needs of vulnerable students.
Chua, who is best known for coining the term 'Tiger Mom', said that students had sought her out after a series of disturbing incidents which included a Yale student "sending racist and terrifying violent messages to other students".
She said some of her charges "in extreme distress reached out to me, and I did my best to support them and console them." For doing so, "I'm being punished and publicly humiliated without anything remotely resembling due process", she said.
Chua maintained that the allegations of boozy house parties and her suspension, which were published in Yale's student newspaper, comprised confidential information which had to have been leaked from the office of Heather Gerken, the Law School Dean.
The professor, who wrote the bestselling 2011 parenting book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, maintained that she hadn't even wanted to teach the SGSs, and that the school had been "twisting my arm to do it".
According to the Yale student paper, Gerken wrote two years ago that alumni had made claims that Chua both "drank heavily" with students and had made "inappropriate comments" about students and professors.
The Yale Daily News cited one former student alleging that she witnessed Chua and Jeb Rubenfeld, Chua's husband, "deliberate" on the physical appearances of students during dinner parties at their home in Connecticut.
Chua's husband is also a Yale law professor, but he isn't teaching either. Rubenfeld was suspended for two years in 2020 over allegations he sexually harassed multiple students, and subjected them to unwanted touching and attempted kissing. He denies the claims.