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Lawsuit Against Philadelphia School District -Child Sexual Abuse

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Allegations Against The Philadelphia School District.

Philadelphia resident, identified only as V.B., has taken legal action against The School District of Philadelphia. This lawsuit, filed by Andreozzi + Foote in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, sheds light on the harrowing ordeal of childhood sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by an individual associated with the district. 

Who is John Creighton and his role with The Philadelphia School District?

V.B., a resident of Philadelphia County, attended George Washington High School (GWHS) during the time of the abuse. Between September and December of 2018, V.B., who was approximately fifteen years old at the time, endured sexual abuse at the hands of an individual named John Creighton, who was reportedly connected to the school district. The abuse, which included distressing acts both on and off-campus, such as touching, kissing, and sexual intercourse, has left indelible scars on V.B. and underscores the urgent need for accountability and reform within educational institutions.

The Case Against the Philadelphia School District.

The lawsuit asserts that despite reports of Creighton’s inappropriate behavior towards minor female students, including V.B., The School District of Philadelphia failed to take adequate measures to protect its students. The complaint accuses the district of violating Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, negligence in hiring, retention, and supervision of employees, agents, and contractors, as well as negligence, gross negligence, and recklessness.  The lawsuit aims to bring justice to V.B. and advocate for systemic changes. Thus preventing future instances of abuse.

Why Justice Matters to Survivors.

The ability of survivors to seek civil justice is paramount in the journey towards healing and seeking answers. Civil lawsuits not only provide survivors with a legal avenue to hold their abusers and negligent institutions accountable. They also offer a platform for their voices to be heard and validated. Through the legal process, survivors can reclaim a sense of power and agency over their own narratives. Moreover, seeking civil justice can be an essential step towards healing, as it validates survivors’ experiences, acknowledges their pain, and offers a path towards closure. By pursuing civil litigation, survivors not only seek financial compensation for the harm inflicted upon them but also seek emotional validation and empowerment, ultimately contributing to their healing journey and reclaiming control over their lives.

Andreozzi + Foote

Nationally known attorneys Renee E. Franchi, Esq. and Nathaniel L. Foote, Esq. from Andreozzi + Foote, are representing V.B. in this pivotal legal battle. With a strong track record in advocating for survivors of sexual abuse, they bring a formidable force to this case. Their dedication to seeking justice and holding accountable those responsible underscores their commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of students within educational environments.



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