Anthony Scaramucci has resigned from his official role at Tufts University after threatening legal action against a student over the weekend, TheWrap has learned.
The Mooch had been an adviser to the board of the university’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, a position he held since June 2016.
“This morning, Anthony Scaramucci informed The Fletcher School that he is resigning his position on the school’s Board of Advisors, effective immediately. We thank Mr. Scaramucci for his past service to Tufts and wish him well,” Admiral James Stavridis, Fletcher’s dean, said in an email to the school community, provided to TheWrap.
Scaramucci — who had a brief stint as the White House communications director earlier this year — found himself back in the news after threatening to sue Tufts student Camilo Caballero for two opinion pieces written in the student newspaper, Tufts Daily.
In a lawyer’s letter received and published by the paper, Scaramucci demanded an apology and said the charges amounted to defamation of character.
The letter prompted the university to postpone a planned event with Scaramucci on Monday evening for students at the Fletcher School.
Scaramucci — who also leads the fledgling media start-up Scaramucci Post — spent much of Thanksgiving weekend fighting with Twitter liberals after news of the suit became known.
He did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.