A professor I'm familiar with has multiple partners, none of whom are his direct students, supervisees, or university affiliates. As he married to none of them, I understand that having multiple girlfriends seem to be legal in most of North America and other Western countries. They are not casually dating, but serious cohabitant partnerships.
I understand that this is not illegal, but I find it a little bit inappropriate because the girlfriends involved might find themselves unsatisfied. Here are some relevant cases I know:
Some professors in recent years were fired because their students/supervisees reported their relationships.
Schrodinger had multiple partners. Although he was not forced to leave Princeton, he did not accept the offer because it seemed that having multiple girlfriends created a problem.
William Moulton Marston had multiple partners and it seemed like that he was fired because of this.
I am not sure if the general public and the academia in US and other Western countries find this conduct acceptable/acceptable. Here are my questions:
If one of his partner reports this to the University and claims "harassment," will anything happen?
If an outsider reports this to the university, will there be any action taken?
I come from an Asian country and I know that, suppose it happens in my country and someone post this case online, the poster would not be penalized but the professor's reputation will be seriously harmed by the angry crowd. I understand that US can be very different.