A well-known Columbia University professor has been charged with having an incestuous relationship with his daughter. Court papers allege that political science professor David Epstein had an apparently consensual 3-year relationship with the woman, who was over 18 when it began, the Columbia Spectator reports. Epstein, who's married to a Columbia professor, is now on administrative leave from the university.
His lawyer has issued a statement asking everyone to remember that "these allegations are nothing more than allegations … We’re asking his friends to support him and give him the benefit of the doubt." Sources say the evidence against him includes explicit text messages. (Click for another story of a professor dealing with some unfortunate legal issues.)