Lawsuit: Teacher fired after being forced to raise grades for college president’s lovers
A former teacher at the California University of Management & Science (CalUMS) filed a lawsuit against the school’s president for, among other things, firing him after he complained about having to change the failing grades of the president’s numerous lovers, Courthouse News Service reports.
According to the lawsuit filed by Keunjun Choi, CalUMS founder and president David Park fired the golf professional — who taught a class in the “The Golf College of California University of Management and Science” — after Choi refused to change the grade of a 45-year-old woman who failed to attend the classes required to pass his course.
Park allegedly ordered Choi to give the woman an “A” or be terminated. He relented, the student was given an “A,” and then she was hired by Park to serve as the Dean of Student Affairs. When Park learned that she was having an affair with another man, he struck up a sexual relationship with another student, on whose behalf he also asked Choi to change an “F” into an “A.” Again, Choi did as he was told.
The situation, however, became more complicated when Park began seeing the Dean of Student Affairs again, leading to a romantic love-triangle with Choi serving as an unwilling go-between.
According to Choi, his “American dream turned into an American nightmare coupled with tawdry day-time soap opera starring philandering Park and plaintiff as the miserable lap dog forced to cater to the whimsical needs of Park and providing services akin to involuntary servitude.”
After becoming alarmed by the increasing demands Park and his complicated love life were placing on him, Choi told Park that he would no longer act as a go-between.
He was then fired for inflating the grades of Park’s lovers, the lawsuit alleges: “Park’s reason for termination [of Choi] was inflation of student grades by plaintiff which Park directed and orchestrated to benefit his sexual partners.”
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