LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — A University of California regent who earlier this month apologized for lewd comments he made towards an on-air host at the podcast network he founded has again been recorded making lewd comments in a broadcast studio, according to reports.
The speaker in the audio describes a sexual encounter and pornography in explicit detail before identifying himself as a regent of the University of California, chairman of the national security labs at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore, as well as a 20-year reserve deputy sheriff – all titles held by UC Regent Norman Pattiz.READ MORE: 'It's Heartbreaking': ArcLight Cinemas, Pacific Theatres Closing Permanently Due To Pandemic Losses
“One of my first physical sexual sensations was reaching down in somebody’s pants and feeling pubic hair,” the man can be heard saying in a recording leaked Monday to the Daily Bruin. “It was an instant hard-on. Holy s—.”
The newly leaked comments were recorded in May at a studio of PodcastOne, the podcast network Pattiz founded, the Daily Californian reported. The audio was leaked by a contractor for the company, the paper reported.
Last month, comedian Heather McDonald, host of PodcastOne’s “Juicy Scoop” podcast, released a separate audio clip in which Pattiz can be heard offering to hold her breasts after she flubbed lines in a commercial for a memory foam bra.
“Can I hold your breasts? Would that help?” he said, showing his hands. “These are memory foam.”
Pattiz later apologized, and the University of California created new guidelines on sexual harassment for its governing board.READ MORE: 'We Are Seeing Our Economy Come Back To Life': Study Shows That Consumer Confidence In OC Is On The Rise As Residents Brace For Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Under the new policy, all regents are now required to take the university’s training program in sexual harassment prevention, as do employees at UC’s 10 campuses. Pattiz said earlier this month he has already begun the sexual harassment training program, a UC spokeswoman said.
Pattiz was first appointed a UC regent by Gov. Gray Davis in 2001. He was reappointed to a 12-year term by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014.
A request for comment sent to the UC Board of Regents was not immediately returned.
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