Friday, October 15, 2021

Judge Rules Mans Claim Against Montebello School District, Former Superintendent Needs Bolstering

LOS ANGELES—a man who sued the Montebello Unified School District (MUSD) and a former superintendent—alleged the school chief earlier this year with promises of money, training and help to get his U.S. citizenship. He was tempted to have sex with her. To pursue his complaint, a judge ruled on Monday.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maurice A. Leiter found that lawyers for plaintiff Walther Medina had not shown in their current court papers that the alleged actions of then-MUSD Superintendent Anthony Martinez were on the part of the district and occurred during Martinez’s course and scope. employment.

The judge also found that Medina’s claims of gender violence and violation of the State Education Code were not fully developed.

Medina’s lawyers were given 30 days to file the amended complaint. Lawyers for MUSD say in their court papers that any alleged relationship between Medina and Martinez was “entirely private,” but that “Dr. Martinez has completely denied the plaintiffs’ allegations.”

According to the suit, from or around March 2019, Martinez obtained the trust of the then 30-year-old Medina through promises of money, education and training. Other inducements include getting Medina into leadership programs and creating a class specifically for Medina, setting up a scholarship in her name, and helping her obtain her US citizenship, the suit says.

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Martinez was planning to “secretly exploit the trust … as a means of coercion”. [Medina] To have sex in an illegal quid pro quo,” the suit alleges.

Medina told Martinez that he did not want a romantic relationship with her and demanded that the superintendent respond in kind, the suit says.

“Martinez said deceitfully” [the plaintiff] He did not expect Medina to have a romantic relationship,” the suit states.

During the spring and summer of 2019, Martinez engaged in inappropriately touching Medina in the superintendent’s office and in his home, according to the suit. Martinez also sent romantic messages to plaintiffs and took pictures of her, the suit alleged.

When Medina protested Martinez’s alleged advances, the head of the school retaliated by showing up at his workplace and not doing so despite discussing the plaintiff’s family and education, and repeatedly calling him and sending him text messages. Suit says.

The alleged harassment eventually forced Medina to leave the district and finish her education, the suit says. Martinez was fired in March.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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