A former California teacher serving a prison stint for having sex with a student has sued the teen for defamation.
In April, 37-year-old Tara Yvonne Stumph was sentenced to 180 days in jail after she pleaded no contest to a single count of sex with a minor.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports that Stumph has filed a civil suit against the teen she slept with in which she accuses him of defaming her to “various classmates, family, and other members of the community.”
She claims that the victim’s statements “damaged her reputation and career.”
The boy’s family has also filed a lawsuit against the teacher and the school district.
Stumph is seeking indemnity for any judgments that may be leveled against her, a judicial determination that any suffering by the victim was the fault of the school district, and money to cover her “civil damages” and lawyer fees.