Psychiatrist Bandy Lee

New York Post
Psychiatrist Brandy Lee, who slammed Trump’s mental state, fails to get Yale gig back
By David Propper
September 1, 2022

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A prominent psychiatrist who called President Trump and his loyalists mentally ill failed to get her job back after Yale University parted ways with Dr. Bandy Lee two years ago, a judge ruled.

A federal judge in Connecticut dismissed a wrongful termination lawsuit that charged the Ivy League school with violating the woman’s free speech and professional obligations when she was not reappointed to her role with the school, the Harford Courant reported.

Lee, who was in an unpaid position, was with the school for 17 years before she was tossed aside…

The prestigious university had questions about her judgment and ability to teach after she started making medical proclamations about Trump and others close to him, the newspaper reported.

Her statements go against the American Psychiatric Association rule that prohibits professional opinions of public figures who were not examined, her own lawsuit stated…

Lee’s troubles began around the time one of Yale’s famous graduates, Alan Dershowitz, complained about her after she made an apparent long-distance evaluation of the Harvard professor.

“I think her own words prove that she acted unprofessionally, in violation of academic standards and in violation of the rules of psychiatry,” Dershowitz told the New Haven Register last year.

“I also think that it is unethical to falsely diagnose somebody whom she hasn’t met for political and ideological reasons.”

Yale department head Dr. John Krystal warned in a letter to Lee after the complaint from Dershowitz: “The recklessness of your comments creates the appearance that they are self-serving in relation to your personal political beliefs and other possible personal aspirations,” her lawsuit stated…

While Lee wasn’t paid, she claimed the Yale gig was worth potentially tens of thousands of dollars in perks and exposure that allowed her to consult globally, the Courant reported.