Clackamas teacher files $10M defamation suit

Teacher told her supervisors she had been raped

Scales of Justice (MGN Online, file)
Scales of Justice (MGN Online, file)

CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) – A Clackamas High School teacher is suing the North Clackamas School District, saying she was discriminated against after she told her supervisors she had been raped and needed time to deal with the assault.

The Oregonian reports that the woman is seeking up to $10 million in damages for negligence, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, disability discrimination and discrimination against the victim of a sexual assault.

In the lawsuit filed last week the woman says school officials made unfavorable remarks about her in regards to the assault, suggesting that she was lying and using methamphetamine.

The Multnomah County District Attorney declined to file charges against her accused assailant in April 2014.

A district spokesman says they are reviewing the complaint and that they do not comment on pending litigation.

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