Hope we don't consider this only a problem in Hollywood and politics, here are some recent allegations in two eminent psychology/neuroscience departments (I doubt anyone on here actually believes psych faculty don't fall prey to the same phenomenon as other humans). Professors say they won't advise students to work or study at U of Rochester Dartmouth College professors face criminal investigation for alleged sexual misconduct - The Boston Globe I have heard many anecdotal stories of how commonplace faculty-student romantic relationships were in prior eras during doctoral training. I was also exposed to some in my time; one during my training and one during undergrad. I've known of a few faculty that were married to their past students as well. Not sure if I have a questions, just thought this was interesting food for thought (and juicy gossip is always fun to read, the relationship I knew about in grad school was a train wreck from the start).