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'Bridesmaids' Slap Case

NAACP Demanding School

Remove Teacher

6/7/2012 5:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The NAACP is demanding the removal of a Malibu teacher who allegedly used the movie "Bridesmaids" as inspiration to repeatedly slap a black student in class ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Dionne Evans (above) -- a 9th grader at Malibu High School -- filed a police report last week, claiming the teacher slapped her in the face 6 times because Dionne forgot to bring her notebook to class.

According to the police report, the teacher made Evans stand in front of the room ... then asked, "Did you see 'Bridesmaids'?" before slapping her multiple times ... a reference to a scene in the movie where one character literally tries to slap some sense into another.

Now, the President of the Santa Monica branch of the NAACP tells us, the organization is looking into the incident -- and will attend a school district meeting tonight, insisting that the teacher be placed on administrative leave while the matter is investigated.

We're told Dionne's family and their lawyer Donald Karpel met with the NAACP on Tuesday for several hours to discuss legal options.

As we reported, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is also investigating. Still no word from the school or the teacher.


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Sadly, this organization becomes less credible with these sensationalized stories. And shame on the "family" of this girl for raising a lazy child, as well as being monopolizers. Disgusting on many levels...

831 days ago


This student does not sound trustworthy, and her family is the one that taught her to be a lazy low life. NAACP is a Joke.

831 days ago


I bet she would not have slapped A WHITE STUDENT! It is so hard for WHITE people to belive that RACISM exists, then they would have to look at their BULL****! NAACP do what you can! White people are SO FULL OF ****!

831 days ago


Ugh. What does the NAACP have to do with it??
Always playing the race card. Let the school handle it and quit whining! Any other race, it would be handled by the school, the girl, and her parents. If needed, then lawyers after that. What a sad world.

831 days ago


What the NAACP _should_ be addressing:
• Only 41% of Black men graduate from high school in the United States.
—Schott Foundation for Public Education
•Just 22 % of Black males who began at a four-year college graduated within six years.
—National Student Clearinghouse/Study
• In Chicago, only 30% of Black males graduate from high school, of these only 3% of them obtain a bachelor’s degree bythe time they’re 25.
—Schott Foundation for Public Education/National Student Clearinghouse/
• 69% of Black children in America cannot read at grade level in the 4th grade, compared with 29% among White children.
—National Association of Educational Progress

831 days ago


I don't understand this story.
Exactly where is the problem here?

831 days ago


Sometimes they just need to be put in check. Just Saying...!

831 days ago


I too go to MH.
This girl has been in class MAYBE 25% of the time. She is constantly belligerent and loud and disruptive with her little clique...disrupting others from learning.
Our teacher, (the one in question,) is great, and we stand with her a lot more than we do with this troublemaking, money-seeking, ho.

831 days ago


My two nieces go to Malibu with this girl. Both said that Dionne is a horrible bully and this entire story is a lie. The teacher in question is a gentle soul. Don't believe what you read. Anyone can make up a story.

831 days ago


is it true or another Tawana Brawley?

831 days ago


So the celebrity in all this is a bloody movie?

831 days ago


This is why this country needs segregation.

831 days ago


Maybe now Dionne will bring her notebook to class. (Bet she had her cellphone, though.)

831 days ago


Once they brough up the NAACP you lost me. This had nothing to do with being black. Why do all these black people think anything that happens to them has to be racist? White people have this stuff happen and they just have to deal with it. It's called life. Now it really makes me doubt if the story is true. Idiots!!!!

831 days ago

Good Neighbor    

Back in the day we would get paddled so hard for detention I almost wanted to cry, and it was perfectly acceptable, man up. I would find it exceptionally more embarrassing to bring such silly thing to such heights and face the anger of her classmates and whole school, especially with such a great and loved teacher and member of the community.

831 days ago
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