The $1 million lawsuit filed against Rich Township High School District 227, by former Rich High School counselor and coach Bryan Craig was dropped Thursday, Sun-Times Media reports.
Craig filed the suit in late September last year for damages he claims were incurred after the school fired him for self-publishing a controversial sex book titled, “It’s Her Fault.” In the book, Craig describes the ethnic variations in women's genitalia and recommends that all men and women should be promiscuous before marriage, among other divisive sexual topics. According to Craig, his termination violated the First Amendment, and caused him $1 million worth of humiliation, mental anguish and emotional distress.
Judge Elaine E. Bucklo disagrees. According to her, the book is “little more than a lurid account of (Craig’s) own sexual preferences and exploits.”
The Honorable Bucklo cited a similar case from San Diego as precedent. It involved a police officer that sued the department he was fired from after selling a self-made masturbation video on eBay.
“(Craig) here has exploited his position as a high school guidance counselor and there is no question that the speech is detrimental to the mission and functions of the employer,” she wrote.
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