Georgetown Law grad says he had to undergo psych eval for questioning COVID policies
A Georgetown University law school graduate claims he was forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation for questioning the school’s COVID policies.
William Spruance, currently a practicing attorney, said he was suspended, forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and threatened by administrators in August 2021 for questioning the law school’s COVID and masking policy.
“So after I was encouraged to give a speech to a student council-type group at Georgetown, I received an email that I was indefinitely suspended from the school, that I’d have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and waive my right to medical confidentiality,” he alleged Monday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“During the psychiatric evaluation – It would start with kind of innocuous questions like, ‘Do you ever get angry?’ Followed by ‘Do you get angry about masks? And then do masks make you want to hurt anybody?’ So it was an ongoing cycle of questions that were designed to make me seem unhinged for being willing to question their COVID policies.”
Host Tucker Carlson expressed shock and questioned if any of the law school administrators were willing to have a “rational” conversation with him about the masking policy.
“I found that individual professors were willing to have the conversation with me behind closed doors, but they wished to remain anonymous. As for the administrators, there was no such luck,” Spruance responded.
“While ostensibly this was about COVID, it was really part of a much larger cycle of events at Georgetown Law. We had people like Sandra Sellers and Ilya Shapiro, who were thrown out of the institution just for being willing to question campus orthodoxies. And it was part of an ongoing double standard where if you’re progressive and you regurgitate the proper slogans, then there’s an indemnity built into shouting down speakers,” he explained.
“If you’re willing to question the orthodoxy of campus, then they’ll bring the whole horde of administrators against you and work to professionally and socially and reputationally destroy you.”
Spruance added that the whole alleged ordeal has not left him optimistic about the future of the school.
“I think in the long run, it’s hard to be optimistic about future judges and administrators and unimpressive bureaucrats because Georgetown Law is really just an incubator for an unimpressive ruling class of tomorrow,” he said.
“These people won’t stay on campus and just make the people there miserable. They’ll be running institutions like Georgetown Law. They will be at various government agencies. They’ll be judges. And that, to me, is the more alarming aspect.”
“I made it out of this process relatively unharmed. I mean, it was about a week that was difficult in my life. But going forward, people have come out to me since my piece was released about similar stories, and they’re going through far worse than me,” he continued. “At the root of this is the administrators. And that’s where these students and these professors and these administrators will go on to inflict more damage.”