Raunchy Details Emerge From Ramon Cortines Lawsuit

The Courthouse News Service has all the raunchy details emerging from the Ramon Cortines “sexual battery” lawsuit. Former LAUSD employee Scot Graham makes the following accusations, according to the lawsuit:

  • Days after hiring him, Cortines tried to grab Graham’s penis, then proposed the two of them go to Cortines’ office to have sex.
  • Years later, after Cortines had become Superintendent, he invited Graham to a getaway at Cortines’ ranch, where he once again attempted to grab and grope Graham, and tried to kiss him on the mouth.
  • That night, Cortines entered Graham’s room, naked as a jaybird, his penis erect. He got into Graham’s bed and started masturbating. He then grabbed Graham’s penis and stated, “you’re not getting hard.”

SexualHarassment

But perhaps more shocking is the coverup.

Graham says he told higher ups about the incidents but they were never investigated due to LAUSD’s ”culture of sexual abuse, stealth and secrecy.” From CNS:

He says he reported the incidents to his supervisors and to the district’s general counsel, David Holmquist, but no action was taken.
Holmquist, a nonparty, told him to “‘forget’ about the incident with Cortines,” Graham says.
“What is the point of ruining a man’s career … what are you going to accomplish by complaining?” Holmquist allegedly asked.

Who else was protecting Cortines?

“It appeared that Cortines had an inner circle of individuals whom he had appointed to positions of authority in order to insulate himself from the consequences of his sexual exploits,” Graham claims.

City Council: Everybody Must Not Get Stoned

The City Council, after a genuine, real, honest to god debate, voted 13-1 to ban all pan shops in Los Angeles. And by 13-1, we mean 14-0, since Paul Koretz changed his vote retroactively (this is not a Mitt Romney joke) by going up to the city clerk later.

And so it is that, 16 years after California voted to legalize medical marijuana, the city council for the largest city in the state, after failing to construct a coherent policy for each of those 16 years, simply voted to rip the whole thing up and go back to prohibition.

So within 45 days (or 30, or 90– everyone reports a different number) the 762 (or 1,000, or however many– no one really knows!) dispensaries will forced to shut their doors or face the wrath of LAPD.

Stoners

Dave Z. also notes that marijuana advocates are donating money to reelect Rosendahl and Councilman Paul Koretz– which odd, since neither of them actually voted against the measure to ban dispensaries. Koretz voted no at first but then retroactively changed his vote. Rosendahl, meanwhile, was a no show.

His deputy told reporters that Rosendahl hurt his back– a suspiciously convenient excuse in an elected body that votes unanimously 99.2% of the time, where councilmen routinely make up fake excuses so as not to be the odd man out.

Recently an incident happened after people were too stoned.

A 21-year-old man and his brother, 15, were critically injured after crashing during a motorcycle chase from Riverside to Moreno Valley, while carrying a backpack full of marijuana.

LAPD

Police tried to stop the motorcycle for driving without a license plate about 2:15 a.m. near Chicago Avenue and Third Street when the rider sped away, police said.

The motorcycle led police on a chase topping 90 mph heading south down Interstate 215 toward Moreno Valley. The rider exited at Alessandro Boulevard and motioned like he might reenter the freeway toward Perris before he crashed.