From The Los Angeles Daily News: A 12-year employee of the Los Angeles Unified School District is suing former Superintendent Ramon Cortines, accusing him of making repeated unwanted sexual advances. Scot Graham's lawsuit comes two months after the district announced that the school board had agreed to pay him $200,000 and provide him with lifetime health benefits to settle his sexual harassment claims. That settlement unraveled after the announcement. Graham's attorneys said he had never agreed to be publicly identified, which the district did in a news release.
MAY 2012....from The Los Angeles Daily News: Los Angeles Unified School District facilities executive who claimed sexual harassment by retired Superintendent Ramon Cortines has refused to sign a proposed settlement, citing disputed provisions of the deal and its premature release to the public. Attorneys for Scot Graham, 56, released a statement blasting district officials for disclosing that the school board had approved paying him $200,000 cash and lifetime health benefits worth $250,000 to $300,000 to settle a sexual-harassment claim.
EARLIER....from The Los Angeles Daily News: The Los Angeles Unified District will pay $200,000 and give lifetime health benefits to settle a sexual-harassment allegation filed by a facilities executive against retired Superintendent Ramon Cortines. Scot Graham, who has worked in the Facilities Division for 12 years and is now director of leasing and asset management, contends that Cortines made unwanted sexual advances during a weekend spent at the superintendent's second home in Kern County in July 2010.