Professor loses fight for job after cheating with student on model wife who starred in advert with George Clooney

Fine art professor Dr Jonathan Dronsfield, 55, was fired by the University of Reading in 2014 after it came to light he had slept with a 25-year-old before marking her final dissertation.

The pair are said to have romped in a London hotel in 2011 after attending an exhibition in an art gallery.

The incident only came to light in 2013 when the student’s ex-boyfriend complained to the university that Dr Dronsfield, an associate professor who was teaching art theory, had “multiple sexual relationships” with students and regularly plied them with alcohol.

He launched a case of unfair dismissal claiming the student had “openly pursued” him at a time when he was “vulnerable” and under strain due to his wife’s immigration problems.

The Daily Mail has now alleged that his wife is Anna Bondareva, a 37-year-old model and actress, who has appeared in an ad campaign for Police sunglasses with George Clooney.

She has also modelled for Chanel and Christian Dior as well as appeared in a film with French actress Catherine Deneuve.

The pair reportedly married in January 2008 when she was 27.

An employment judge at Watford Employment Tribunal has now said the university was right to sack him because he demonstrated “immoral, scandalous or disgraceful behaviour incompatible with the office”.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she had sex with her lecturer twice and claimed they often stayed up late at night in his office drinking whisky and port.

Employment Judge Alastair Smail ruled: “The dismissal was not unfair. He had a sexual relationship with a student he taught and assessed and he did not report it, in breach of the rules.

“Further, the claimant’s attitude to the sexual encounter appeared callous. He did it, he had said, to bring the intimate relationship to an end.”

Ms Bondareva could not be reached by Sun Online for comment.



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