LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 37-year-old woman is suing the Los Angeles Unified School District, claiming she was sexually abused in high school by two teachers who had an affair and brought her intimacy more than 20 years ago Experience.
The plaintiff is identified only as Jane Doe in the Los Angeles Supreme Court lawsuit filed Wednesday alleging sexual abuse of a minor, sexual harassment, willful infliction of emotional stress and negligence. She looks for unspecified damage.
A LAUSD representative made a statement on the lawsuit.
“We were not served with the lawsuit and do not comment on pending legal disputes,” the statement said. “However, the safety and well-being of our students remain our top priority.”
The lawsuit alleges the two teachers, who were married to other people, sexually abused and molested Doe from 1999 to 2001 while she was attending Grover Cleveland Charter High School. The complaint also alleges that the school “turned a blind eye to manifestly inappropriate behavior”.
Doe met the teacher in her freshman year and the male teacher in her sophomore year, the lawsuit said. Until she was junior, she had lunch with both teachers every day, the lawsuit said.
During Doe’s senior year, she dropped out of school after the fifth hour or skipped fourth and fifth grades to go off campus with one or both teachers, the lawsuit says.
The teacher’s alleged care and manipulation of Doe culminated in the three’s meeting at the teacher’s home while her husband was away and the three of them had a sexual encounter, the lawsuit said.
The school has a history of teachers sexually abusing students, depending on the lawsuit.
“There have been numerous warning signs that these teachers dragged this student into their sexual affair,” said plaintiff’s attorney, John C. Taylor. “Instead of reporting these red flags or even investigating them, the school stuck its head in the sand and allowed the abuse.”
Attorney Brendan Gilbert, who also represents Doe, said it was “simply incomprehensible that not one but two LAUSD teachers were part of this criminal behavior and that the school allowed this abuse. The neglect of the school has resulted in years of abuse and emotional repercussions that our client struggles with for the rest of her life. ”
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