As we have noted so many times before, the mainstream media has repeatedly demonstrated that it has no interest in pursuing the counter-narrative story of fraudulent claims of abuse against Catholic priests.
But there are now discouraging signs that the mainstream media is equally disinterested in bogus abuse claims against public school teachers.
About a year ago, the media reported that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) paid out a whopping $30 million to settle nearly six dozen claims of child sex abuse by teachers at a single elementary school. Each and every claimant was awarded a nifty $470,000.
Now it appears that several of those claims were outright bogus, LAUSD doled out settlements it should not have, and at least one teacher may have been falsely accused.
A shocking whistleblower lawsuit (pdf) filed by a lawyer who worked for LAUSD recounts case after case of individuals who received enormous settlements based on outright fraud. According to the suit:
- A claimant was not even in a class taught by an abuser, and "the claimant essentially maintained that others wanted and got money and he should also get some as well";
- A female claimant received $470,000 based solely on the claim that "she was touched just once on the shoulder";
- Three claimants received $470,000 each on claims of abuse by a teacher whom the district never even had a complaint about; and
- At least two claimants received $470,000 settlements based on factors such as "being angry" and "not wanting to go on amusement park rides."
Where do I get my reputation back?Meanwhile, Los Angeles prosecutors quietly dropped criminal charges against a former LAUSD second-grade teacher, Martin Springer.
Springer vehemently denied that he had abused anyone, but since he worked at the school where child sex abuse by another teacher sparked a Los Angeles media firestorm, Springer got fingered as an abuser as well.
However, soon after the $30 million in cash was doled out to accusers, the criminal case against Springer crumbled. And it turns out the case was not very strong to begin with.
Before the case was even dropped, prosecutors admitted that the alleged abuse by Springer was "minimal" and that Springer was never threatening to anyone, as had simply touched a girl's leg. And the teacher's attorney suggested the obvious, that the criminal accusations against Springer were motivated by the prospect for financial gain.
Yet despite the flimsiness of the charges against Springer, LAUSD still paid out at least six settlements of $470,000 each related to the questionable charges against Springer.
What is the takeaway from it all? The mainstream media has now shown that it has no appetite for sex abuse fraud stories, even when it is fellow taxpayers shelling out the settlement money. The Los Angeles Times has not printed a single syllable about a story right under its nose about this stunning fraud going on today at LAUSD.