The latest development, reports the New York Post, is a lawsuit filed by a former financially disadvantaged student - going by the confidential identity "J.S." - at elite prep school Dalton, based in New York City. It was filed in New Jersey because the statute of limitations is more flexible there.
The complaint contends that back in 1986, when the plaintiff was 14 years old, the then-headmaster - Gardner Dunnan - imposed unwanted sexual attention on her and Dalton turned a blind eye. Later she felt "forced" to leave Dalton and claims a legacy of trauma. Incidentally, in 1997, Dunnan resigned after the school became aware of his romantic relationship with a married female faculty member.
The plaintiff is represented by Mariann Wang at Cuti Hecker Wang LLP.
The complaint states that the sexual misconduct grew out of the barter agreement established by Dunnan. Her tuition would be taken care of in exchange for nanny-kind of duties with the headmaster's new baby. The tasks were carried out in his Manhattan apartment and NJ getaway.
It was the #MeToo movement which motivated the plaintiff to take legal action.
Can we expect elite-loving Vanity Fair to publish a major investigative report on Dalton's "Student Nanny?"
How much shade does this allegation cast on the Dalton brand?
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