Former Arroyo Grande teacher sues student she had sex with

July 20, 2017

Tara Stumph

A former Arroyo Grande High School culinary arts teacher who is currently in jail for having sex with an underage student has filed a lawsuit against the teen with whom she had intercourse. The former teacher alleges the teen defamed her. [Tribune]

In April, Tara Stumph, 36, pleaded no contest to charges of sexual intercourse with an underage student and received a six-month jail sentence. She began serving the sentence on May 1.

Following her conviction, Stumph’s teaching license was revoked. She will not, though, be required to register as a sex offender after getting out of jail.

Earlier this year, the victim’s family filed a suit against Stumph and the Lucia Mar Unified School District. The suit alleges Stumph had a relationship with another underage student prior to the one for which she was charged. Administrators ignored complaints about Stumph’s initial relationship with a student, according to the suit.

Stumph has since filed a counterclaim that alleges the victim defamed her to various classmates, relatives and other members of the community. The victim’s statements damaged her career and reputation, Stumph argues in her lawsuit.

The former teacher is suing for indemnity for any judgements against her, as well as civil damages and legal costs.


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demiseofslo

I’d smash ;)


CalCoastal-dude

SHAME


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1965buick

Against a minor? Good luck with that. You’ll need a really slimy lawyer.


Pelican1

How do you sue for defamation of character when you have NO character?


abigchocoholic

Stumph has since filed a counterclaim that alleges the victim defamed her to various classmates, relatives and other members of the community. The victim’s statements damaged her career and reputation, Stumph argues in her lawsuit.

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Tara, if it’s true it’s not defamation, it’s just you.


jimmy_me

Obviously over confident based on the payouts other SLO county government employees have received for screwing the wrong person on-the-job. Based on their past record, my bet is that the the county will provide a huge out-of-court settlement.


sloweb

Right you are, Ken!


abigchocoholic

She didn’t sue the county. She sued the student. Why would the county pay her money?


copperhead

They will find a way.


shelworth

What a world!


r0y

What? The kid bragged that he bagged the slut, so she thinks she is being defamed? If she really cared about her reputation, she would keep her legs closed around young boys.


copperhead

Careful Roy, you could be added to the list of defendants.


copperhead

Did her lawyer go to law school? There is one ironclad defense to defamation – truth.


JB Bronson

Suit is bogus. It is called, “You did this to yourself.” Who is your attorney? KellyAnn Conway?


Fedup

Some idiots always have to make every story political.