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H.S. Softball Coach Outs Gay Student

H.S. Softball Coach Outs Gay Student


A Texas high school student filed a lawsuit against her coach and school claiming that the coach informed her mother she is a lesbian.

According to Gawker, "The student, a sophomore at Kilgore High School in East Texas who is named only in the complaint by the initials S.W., is suing her softball coach Cassie Newell, assistant coach Rhonda Fletcher, and Kilgore's assistant athletic director Douglas Duke for invasion of privacy. According to the complaint, Newell--who was an aspiring quarterback in the Independent Women's Football League before tearing her knee and settling down to coaching--and Fletcher confronted S.W. before a softball game last March over what appears to be some sort of love triangle. The two women accused the high school sophomore of engaging in a sexual relationship with 'another girl' and of spreading rumors that this other girl was 'Coach Newell's girlfriend.'"

Newell and Fletcher kicked S.W. off the team after outing her in March. Complaints filed to the school board went nowhere, according to Gawker.

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