Tyrone Hankerson, the Howard University Law School student at the center of the university’s financial aid scandal, is planning to sue the school for up to $10 million.
James Walker, Hankerson’s lawyer, told WAMU that he had drafted a lawsuit that he expects to file in D.C. Superior court later Friday. Hankerson is suing the school for leaking his financial records.
This is a complete plot twist in a saga in which Hankerson says he was unfairly thrust in last week. He was accused of misappropriating thousands of dollars while he worked at the financial aid office as an undergraduate student at HU. He is alleged to have stolen $429,000 from funds earmarked for financial aid.
Walker also became a viral sensation last week after his Instagram showcased his affinity for designer clothing and a taste for expensive items.
Hankerson denied any wrongdoing last week, saying that he did “nothing illegal or wrong.”
“When the truth comes out, it will be confirmed that I followed all rules and protocol with the approval of the, then, financial aid officers in any grants, scholarships or awards given to me as a student who attended class all year round and traveled abroad,” he said.