HALIFAX — The lawyer for a member of a Facebook group accused of posting hateful comments about female members of Dalhousie’s dentistry class says his client has been treated unfairly by the school and blew the whistle on his classmates.
Bruce MacIntosh is representing Ryan Millet, a fourth-year dentistry student and one 13 members of the now defunct Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen on Facebook.
MacIntosh says in a statement that Millet took a stand against posts he deemed offensive and encouraged other group members to remove them, but was sanctioned by Dalhousie University soon after the comments came to light.
He says the married father of three young children also apologized to female classmates who were targeted in the misogynistic posts.
According to the CBC, members of the group voted on which woman they’d like to have “hate” sex with, joked about using chloroform on women and showed a woman in a bikini with a caption that says, “Bang until stress is relieved or unconscious (girl).”
MacIntosh says Millet will go before a disciplinary hearing Tuesday to argue a suspension of his dentistry clinic privileges should be lifted and that he has the support of one of the women featured in the posts.
MacIntosh says neither he or Millet will discuss the matter before Tuesday’s hearing.