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Eric Clopper's Defense Fund

$21,999 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 365 people in 8 months
Hello All,

My name is Eric Clopper. What has captured my attention over the last five years is circumcision.

I know most people find it strange; I often do too. But, when I was in college, I saw my first uncircumcised penis. I had never seen a foreskin before, so I did my research, and what I discovered jarred me. Circumcision is not only unnecessary but actually quite damaging. But how could this have happened to over 100 million of my fellow Americans? So, I spent the next 5 years researching the topic.

On May 1, 2018, I put everything on the line. I wrote, designed, and directed a one-man show at Harvard University titled, “Sex & Circumcision: An American Love Story.”

Link to my show:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCuy163srRc 

The people who attended my play received it well. They laughed, clapped, and some even cried. I was very pleased with it.

I also happened to be an employee at Harvard University.

Immediately following the show, Harvard’s student newspaper, The Crimson ,  published a series of libelous articles against me: 1, 2, 3  4,  5, while refusing to publish my letter to the editor.

Harvard University then suspended my employment for over two months for an “investigation” (or more appropriately called an inquisition). During this “investigation” Harvard solicited complaints against me, operated behind the scenes to eliminate my position so I would not have a job to return to, and… worst of all, Harvard colluded with Baystate Sound   (the company that managed the sound for my event on Harvard's recommendation) to steal intimate footage of of mine. Harvard then proceeded to share my sensitive and illegally-obtained sensitive footage with senior administrators, my boss, and other friends and colleagues under the guise of this vague “investigation” to try and shame and fire me.

Harvard’s behavior is not only grossly unethical (and hypocritical – so much for being a bastion of free speech and education), but also illegal. How is the behavior of Harvard’s most senior officials not different from revenge-porn shaming me? (hint: it is not.)

(All of the above is irrefutably true. I have overwhelming hard evidence and countless witnesses to testify in court, but court is the only place to get justice.)

Managing Harvard’s Language Center was a dream job for me. Now, after expressing my genuinely held beliefs, which I have every right to do, I find myself unemployed as my credit cards are maxing out and my legal bills are growing. 

I don’t regret giving my performance. It was the right thing to do. Circumcision is barbaric.

I am not cut out for begging, but I could really use your help to get through these fights with The Crimson, Baystate, and Harvard. Harvard has $38 billion in its endowment. I spent all my savings on this show and have $20,000 in student loan debt. But, the principle of basic human rights for all is worth fighting for. If you agree, I would deeply appreciate any support you can offer, however small. Together, we are powerful.

I realize $100,000 is a lot, but I can't pursue three lawsuits, one of which is against a $38B entity, without a significant amount of money.

Let’s show the world that we are unwilling to trade off our integrity for a few donor dollars; I wish Harvard could say the same.

Thank you for your consideration.

Eric

 

For more updates, please subscribe to my site: www.clopper.com
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We’ve hit $10,000!

Thank you all so much for your support in helping me get back on my feet, cover basic expenses, and pursue a fair and just outcome in my case! If you study the history of circumcision, many opponents have been libeled in the press to attack their character and thus influence, which is what I predicted in my show and what we’re seeing. I’m happy to see that we’re starting to catch on!

The view count for my show has more than doubled in the last 5 days from 18,000 to 37,000 and climbing! Please help share the show and spread the word!

We’re at 10% after a couple weeks. I’m optimistic that, together, we can bring my case to litigation to pursue a fair, just outcome and set a new precedent regarding our children’s most basic of rights to their whole, intact bodies.

Thank you,

Eric Clopper
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Thank you all so much for your help with my impending litigation with Harvard University, The Crimson, and Baystate! There is no way I could pursue justice without your help, and although I really do appreciate any support you can lend in helping me, I understand the precedent this case sets in defending free speech and bodily autonomy for all extend far past my own situation. (Not to mention, Harvard should be championing this case, not falling on the profoundly wrong side of history with it!)
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