UNION, S.C. (WSPA) — Leigh Anne Arthur, the former teacher whose nude pictures were taken and sent out by a student, has filed a lawsuit against the Union County School District where she had worked since 2003.
Arthur is suing the district and interim Superintendent Dr. David Eubanks, claiming Breach of Contract, Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, and Defamation.
Arthur’s attorney, Jessica Salvini, says she never violated any school policies.Related news: Police arrest student who sent nude pics of former SC teacher
“When you take a look at the policies that are in place for teachers, there was not a single policy that Leigh Anne violated.”
The lawsuit seeks damages for “injury to reputation, mental suffering, and emotional distress” in addition to legal fees.
The lawsuit says Arthur was forced to resign or she would have had to go before the school board.
After the incident, the 16-year-old student that sent out the pictures was arrested and charged with aggravated voyeurism and computer crimes.Related news: SC teacher resigns after nude pic from her phone spread throughout school
After the district’s Discipline Committee considered the student for possible expulsion, Eubanks says he no longer attends the school.
Eubanks also says he has received the lawsuit Friday morning and plans to have his attorneys review it.