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Aaron Persky, a former California judge who was ousted by the voters in 2018, and after receiving a heavy backlash over his handling of a former Stanford University swimmer and a convicted sex offender to Brock Turner’s sexual assault trial, and lost his new job as a public high school’s tennis coach, Wednesday, at the school, officials said.
The Fremont Union High School District, in the first instance, on Tuesday, announced that Persky was hired to be the head of the junior varsity girls ‘ tennis team at Lynbrook High School in San Jose. However, the district reneged on its decision on Wednesday, announcing in a statement at 4 p.m. that Persky had to let it go.
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“We believe that this result is not in the best interest of our students and the school community. The District will begin the search for a new coach immediately, with the goal of ensuring that all the athletes on the JV team, we are able to have a successful season. Both the Lynbrook and District staff who will be supporting the team and their families in this transition, ” the statement said.
In response to his resignation, Perksy, released its own statement, said Superintendent Polly Bove said to him, “it was motivated by a desire to protect players from the potential for aggressive media attention to my story.”
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“While I am disappointed with the district’s decision, and it was a privilege to be the coach of the team, even though it is only for a short period of time,” the statement continued, according to the Mercury News in San Jose. “I want to wish all the players the very best in their future academic and athletic endeavors.”
Rachel Zlotziver, the district’s communications coordinator, said Persky was applied for the coaching position in the summer and will be completed by the district’s hiring requirements, including a fingerprint background check.
“He was a very qualified candidate, and after attending a variety of tennis coaching clinics for the youth, and to have a high credit rating of the United States Tennis Association,” she added, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Lynbrook high School, held a meeting on Monday with the parents of the JV and varsity girls tennis teams will be in response to community concerns about Persky’s employment.
In 2016, Persky, sentenced Turner to six months in prison after a jury found the then-18-year-old college sophomore found guilty of sexually assaulting an intoxicated, unconscious woman outside an on-campus fraternity party. The two Swedish students in finding Turner on top of the woman’s half-naked body near a dumpster.
As the former judge ignored prosecutors’ recommendation of a seven-year prison sentence, to ask the critics to be the start of a recall effort in mid-2016, in what is considered to be one of the first tests of the #MeToo movement’s political power. Turner was released early on good behavior after only three months, and was required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
More than 60 percent of Santa Clara County voters, who went to the polls voted to call Persky, in June of 2018. He is only the fifth judge in California history to be removed from office before serving its full term, and the first to be driven away at 86 years old, the Mercury News reported.
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The case gained national attention when BuzzFeed published the victim’s 7,000-word is an emotional account of the attack and its aftermath, which she read to the court at Turner’s sentencing hearing. The statement was eventually read on the floor of the U.s. Capitol during a session of congress.
The woman who was with Turner on victims of sexual violence, rather, is identified in court documents under the pseudonym “Emily, Do that” revealing her name this past week, Chanel Miller. It is scheduled to release a memoir titled “you’ll Know My Name,” on Sept. 24.