17 Former UNCSA High School Students Join Sex Abuse Lawsuit

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A third round of plaintiffs joined the lawsuit against the UNC School of the Arts by former students alleging sexual and psychological abuse by faculty and staff. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, 17 additional alumni, all former high school students at UNCSA, joined Wednesday, December 29th bringing the number of plaintiffs to 56.

In addition:
“The lawsuit adds five new individual defendants, all either former administrators or faculty members. Including UNCSA, the lawsuit names 30 defendants in the new action. The new defendants are Robert Besda, former assistant dean of the School of Drama from 1991 to 2013; Robert Borror, a former instructor; Mark Pirolo, a former instructor and administrator; Melinda Lawrence Weisler, an instructor; and Leslie Hunt, a former instructor and administrator.”

To be updated with additional coverage and when new documents are posted at Lanier Law Group’s site.

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See also:
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