New court filings accuse Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California, of shielding a problem teacher who taught at other elite schools before pleading guilty to sex abuse last year.
An elite all-girls private school in Los Angeles has fired the law firm that argued a graduate was to blame for not speaking up sooner about sex abuse by a former teacher. The filing was first reported on by BuzzFeed News.
The L.A. all-girls private school says it isn’t liable for a former student’s sexual abuse by a teacher because the victim was "negligent and careless.”
Joseph Koetters pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two students, one of whom became pregnant and miscarried. BuzzFeed News first named Koetters in an investigative report, bringing the allegations against him to light.
A 2014 BuzzFeed News investigation into sexual misconduct by a former Marlborough School teacher is named in a new lawsuit filed against the school and the teacher.
A second woman has accused Joseph Koetters of sexually abusing her while she was his student at an elite all-girls Los Angeles private school. She spoke exclusively to BuzzFeed News. On Monday, May 4, Koetters was charged with 10 additional sex crimes related to her claims.
BuzzFeed News investigated allegations of sexual abuse by the former teacher at Los Angeles’ elite Marlborough School for girls last July. An attorney for one of his alleged victims tells BuzzFeed News that Marlborough could have prevented the alleged abuse from happening.