LAUSD Pays Out $200K to Man Who Accused Ex-Super Cortines of Sexual Harassment

The legacy of retired Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines endures just a little bit more now, thanks to the board's vote of approval to pay out $200,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim filed against him by an employee.

Scot Graham, a senior LAUSD facilities employee who has been with the district 12 years and who currently oversees its leasing operations, first came forward with his intent to file a claim against Cortines, 79, in March, according to City News Service.

Graham's claim centers around an alleged sexual encounter between him and Cortines that Graham says took place two years prior at Cortines' home in Kern County.

In a closed session vote, the board was divided 4-3, but favoring settling the claim.

Graham will also receive lifetime health benefits, says the LAUSD.