SG Vice President-elect disqualified for “emotional abuse”

Hannah Lee

Mims, left, and Tajmaus Johnson of the Red Party. Photo courtesy the Red Party Facebook

For the 2017-2018 school year, Tajmaus Johnson is disqualified from being the next vice president. He is also banned from participating in the Fall 2017 election.

Johnson’s disqualification is due to violating the Code of Ethics, where he was found guilty of emotionally abusing a fellow student and/or university employee, according to the Judicial Com

Bella Genta

plaint. This particular student and employee was current SG President, Isabella Genta.


In the Judicial Complaint, it was stated that on March 8, Johnson and Genta got into an argument where he shouted obscenities in her face. According to the complaint, Johnson was using sexist terminology, such as “sweetheart,” while telling her that she was misinformed on an issue and invading her personal space by getting in her face with his hands and his face.

When asked what kind of punishment would suit him after being found in violation, Johnson suggested that performing 25 hours of community service would be beneficial so he could work on his interpersonal skills. Attorney General Will Godwin suggested disqualification as the punishment.

Spinnaker reached out to SG president elect Samantha Mims for comment but did not receive a response by the time of publication. The story will be updated with more information as it becomes available. 



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