The CEO of Africa Integras, Ms Andrea Pizziconi, has said she never used the word “sexual harassment” to describe her encounter with the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, but stand by her words that the V-C made “misogynistic” remarks about her.

In a social media post, Ms Pizziconi alleged that in all her dealings with the University of Ghana, it was Prof Oduro Owusu who made her most uncomfortable.

She claimed that Prof Oduro Owusu declined to work with her to save the Africa Integras project on the basis that she was “far too pretty to worry my little head about the project”.

She alleged that on one occasion when they met, the V-C ordered: “Turn around, everyone, I want to give her a proper hug.”

Some media headlines reported that Ms Pizziconi had alleged that she was sexually harassed by Prof Oduro Owusu, an allegation the V-C has denied.

In a series of tweets responding to the media reportage, Ms Pizziconi said the term “sexual harassment” was used by the media and not her.

“Surprised to see some media houses claiming I backtracked. Not so. I never used the word sexual harassment. They did. & I stand behind every sexist & derogatory remark he made to me & about me. #sexforgrades is rooted in the belief that women must sleep with someone to advance,” her tweet read.