Today, the Founding Freedoms Law Center filed a lawsuit in Goochland County Circuit Court against four members of the Goochland School Board in their personal capacities on behalf of School Board member Angela Allen. The lawsuit is in response to defamatory statements published by the defendants through a formal Censure Resolution against Ms. Allen at the board’s May 9, 2023 meeting.
The defendants made knowingly false statements against Ms. Allen to disparage her reputation all because she exposed a “transgender” bathroom policy they apparently wanted to remain hidden from their constituents. This lawsuit is important in order to hold these board members accountable for wrongfully attacking Ms. Allen and for harming her reputation all because she told parents the truth about what was really happening in their children’s schools.
As GCRC Chairman Buddy Bishop opined: “What the four members of the school board failed to realize was that their ill-advised censure was not only targeting Mrs. Allen, it was aimed at the concerned parents and citizens across Goochland that dared to object to being ignored and misled.”