Former University of Oklahoma president David Boren has released a statement after he severed ties with the university.

The statement was released through his attorney Clark Brewster.

Boren's statement, in full, reads:

"I deeply love the University of Oklahoma. The over 24 years I served at the University were the most rewarding years of my life. I will always be a supporter of the University and care about the university family.

"Last year, I came under a personal attack that was so vicious and relentless that it defied my comprehension. As I wrote to the Regents, I felt that it was best to resolve this matter rather than continue a battle which was damaging lives and the University itself. While I was tempted to pursue a continued battle to protect my reputation and demonstrate that I was innocent of any wrongdoing, I felt it was best for the University and all concerned for me to suggest a resolution to end this divisive and unfair controversy. 

"I have only the best wishes for the University going forward."

At least two men have publicly accused Boren of misconduct.