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Paul Mones Quoted in Ojai’s elite Thacher School allowed decades of alleged sexual abuse, misconduct

An exclusive boarding school in the Ojai Valley released the findings of a review this week that detailed alleged sexual misconduct and abuse spanning 40 years.

The 91-page document takes from a months-long investigation that gathered numerous reports of sexual misconduct by faculty, staff and students following social media posts that began last summer.

The renowned Thacher School is a co-ed private boarding school founded in 1889 and counts notable politicians, journalists, writers and actors among its alumni. It is in the hills above the main city center of Ojai with 259 students, tuition for whom can run $64,700, though many receive financial aid.

The school’s board of trustees retained the Los Angeles-headquartered law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson last fall to conduct an independent investigation into the alleged sexual misconduct experienced by students and alumni.

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