Arizona professor put on leave amid misconduct allegations

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Arizona professor put on leave amid misconduct allegations
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2010 file photo, Lawrence Krauss, co-chair of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Board of Sponsors poses with a graphic image of the "Doomsday Clock" a during a news conference, in New York. Krauss, an Arizona State University physics professor, has been suspended from his job following allegations of groping, ogling and other sexual misconduct incidents. The school confirmed Wednesday, March 7, 2018, that Krauss is on paid leave and prohibited from campus while a review is conducted. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona State University physics professor known for his work with the Doomsday Clock has been suspended from his job following sexual misconduct allegations.

The school confirmed Wednesday that Lawrence Krauss is on paid leave while a review is conducted.

Krauss did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

Buzzfeed first reported the allegations that date back a decade and reportedly occurred on and off campus.

Four ex-university employees told Buzzfeed that Krauss often made sexist remarks such as offering to buy birth control for a female colleague.

ASU officials say a review started after Buzzfeed contacted them.

Krauss resigned from a board at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which manages the Doomsday Clock.

It is measurement by scientists of how close the planet could be to catastrophe.