The Professor’s Troubles Continue

Almost two years ago, Senior Editor John Wolfson told you about the crazy story involving former MIT professor John Donovan. At the time, it looked like the professor had shot himself in an attempt to frame his son, with whom he was fighting over millions. Last year, Donovan, a once wealthy and trusted entrepreneur, was convicted of filing a false police report in conjunction with that incident.

But the professor’s troubles didn’t ended there. Now he’s being sued.

According to the Herald, Boston public relations kingpin George Regan is suing Donovan in order to recover $160,000.

Regan, who acted as a spokesman for Donovan in the days after the 2005 shooting in Cambridge, claimed in a lawsuit filed last week in Suffolk Superior Court that Donovan, via his firm Cambridge Excecutive Enterprises, failed to pay him for all of his services.

Regan’s lawsuit alleges that Donovan agreed to pay Regan $15,000 a month from Sept. 1, 2003 through August 31, 2004. The second year of the contract called for monthly payments of $10,000, the lawsuit said.

Regan also represents the Herald, as well as Boston magazine.

When asked by the Herald about his involvement with Donovan and the pending lawsuit, Regan added:

“We all make mistakes in life and unfortunately Professor Donovan was one of those.”

We know exactly how he feels.