Yesterday, it was revealed yet another seemingly false allegation of sexual misconduct levied against Paul Nungesser was dismissed by Columbia University. This makes four sexual assault “accusations” against Nungesser that are now toast.

Nungesser was accused of rape by Columbia’s famed ‘Mattress Girl’ Emma Sulkowicz. Sulkowicz carried her mattress around to protest rape on campus. She also received college credit for her “performance art.”

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Columbia ‘Mattress Girl’ saga continues as another allegation is toast

Yesterday, we wrote about Emma Sulkowicz, aka Mattress Girl, the Columbia University student who carried her mattress around to protest rape. For the whole backstory, see here.

Sulkowicz never pressed charges and the university dismissed the case against the alleged offender. By carrying her mattress around, Sulkowicz made national headlines and also earned credit for her performance art.

Over the past few months, Sulkowicz’s version of events have been challenged by Nungesser’s accounting. Nungesser shared his side of the story and provided screen shots of text and Facebook messages to corroborate his recollection of the contentious tale. Following months of defamation due to Sulkowicz’s claims, Nungesser recently filed suit against Columbia University in an effort to clear his name.

Columbia made an exception to the rules that usually prohibit large objects at commencement ceremonies. The exception allowed Sulkowicz to carry her mattress across the stage.

Sulkowicz and her mattress graduated yesterday.

But today, there’s a new twist in the sordid mattress-wielding misadventure.

Cathy Young, the same reporter who brought us Nungesser’s side of the story at The Daily Beast, has another interesting revelation.

In Nungesser’s original account, three seemingly falsified claims of sexual misconduct were dismissed by the university. It seems yet another such allegation against Nungesser was dismissed in late April.

Young writes at Reason:

Now, I have learned that after a hearing in late April, Nungesser was found “not responsible” in this latest case—altogether, the fourth time he has been cleared of a sexual assault charge at Columbia. When Sulkowicz first went public a year ago, the fact that her alleged attacker was still on campus and had never been subjected to any formal sanctions despite being accused of sexual assault by three different women helped fuel the outrage. Yet the latest investigation strongly supports Nungesser’s claim, made in media interviews and in his lawsuit, that the multiple complaints were not independent of each other and may have been part of a vendetta stemming from the original charge by Sulkowicz.