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Porn Professor Hugo Schwyzer Takes Medical Leave

Porn Professor Hugo Schwyzer Takes Medical Leave
Schwyzer via The Ricki Lake Show / YouTube.

See also: Porn Professor Hugo Schwyzer Attempts Suicide.

Hugo Schwyzer, the so-called porn professor of Pasadena City College, is taking a two-month leave of absence when the fall term starts, he said today.

The social sciences academic told us he had a mental breakdown and then attempted suicide last week following reports of sexting with a sometime porn star and what he described as multiple affairs with women who are not his wife:

He was admitted to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for psychiatric evaluation, and he called us from there today. [Update: He emailed to say he's out of the hospital and at his family's home in Monterey].

"As far as I know, they're all true," he said of reports on the dalliances.

The PCC fall semester starts August 26. Schwyzer says on his website that he'll be out "for the first two months of the fall semester while I remain under psychiatric care."

Last week the professor basically quit the internet and, more specifically, Twitter after being attacked for his affairs. He told us the comments were too cruel for him to handle.

See also: Porn Professor Hugo Schwyzer: "I've Had a Mental Breakdown."

Some critics have called the academic out for being a "male feminist" while also having a (15-year-old) past that included a reported attack on an ex, and while also being an unapologetic analyzer and, arguably, proponent of porn.

Last Thursday, he told us, Schwyzer downed a bottle of Klonapin and was put on a 72-hour psych hold as a result.

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