A University of Oklahoma employee who accused a former vice president of unwanted sexual touching has filed a civil suit against him.

Levi Hilliard, who still works at OU as a server and bartender in the University Club, is accusing former vice president James “Tripp” Hall III of sexual assault and battery in a lawsuit filed in Cleveland County district court. Hilliard has previously described to news website NonDoc and media outlets an incident involving Hall in which he kissed him on the cheek. The case has been initially assigned to judge Thad Balkman.

Hall did not return a phone call requesting comment by press time Wednesday. He has denied any wrongdoing in the past.

In the lawsuit, Hilliard accuses Hall of unwanted touching on five occasions, four of which were in the University Club where he worked, between Fall of 2017 and September of 2018. On two occasions during the Fall 2017 semester, the lawsuit said Hall “patted him on the buttocks” and pinched his nipples on two occasions at the club.

The following January, the lawsuit alleges Hall pinched Hilliard’s nipples again while both were working for the university in an official capacity.

The next month is when Hall is accused of pulling Hilliard in and kissing him on the cheek during a university event at the Sam Noble Museum. The lawsuit states Hall was “visibly intoxicated” while drinking wine from an open bottle when he walked around the bar at which Hilliard was working.

Hall allegedly “leaned in for a kiss on the cheek,” at which point Hilliard pulled away and Hall grabbed him and pulled him closer. After kissing Hilliard, Hall is alleged to have said, “Yeah that’s the stuff.”

The lawsuit alleges one other instance in which Hall grabbed Hilliard’s buttocks and kissed him on the neck in a manner that was “aggressive.”

“At no point did [Hilliard] ever express consent to any sexual contact from Defendant Hall,” the lawsuit reads.

For the alleged sexual assault and battery and “intentional infliction of emotional distress,” Hilliard seeks $75,000 in damages.

The lawsuit was filed before former OU president David Boren, who has also been accused of inappropriate sexual misconduct by a former employee, resigned from his teaching and president emeritus post with the university. Boren is the subject of an OSBI investigation into allegations made by Jess Eddy of inappropriate conduct while he was Boren’s teaching assistant.

Hilliard appeared with Eddy at multiple OU Board of Regents meetings during which they discussed a personnel investigation into a Title IX complaint against Boren. Both have asked for OU to review its Title IX reporting policy and procedures in light of their cases.