Ex-Assistant Principal in Virginia Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

November 18, 2016

A former elementary school assistant principal in Richmond has accused the school’s principal of sexual harassment in a $5.3 million federal lawsuit.

Local news organizations report that Fernando Lightfoot filed the lawsuit Monday afternoon, claiming Linwood Holton Elementary principal David Hudson sexually harassed him while employed at the school. Lightfoot also named several Richmond school board members and the district’s superintendent in the lawsuit, claiming the district attempted to cover up the alleged incidents.

Lightfoot says he was harassed at least 10 times. He also says he was forced to work in a hostile environment and that the district breached his employment contract.

School district spokeswoman Kenita Bowers says the district wouldn’t comment on the lawsuit, pending a review of the complaint.

Hudson also declined to comment.

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