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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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stuff like this CAUSES racism. not the story, the fact that the NAACP is getting involved and trying to make it a race issue, when it is not. all this does is promotes racism and makes people angry all around. so dumb.

832 days ago

Sheila Shigley    

NAACP is consisted with nothing but idiots and racists, and they have the guts to tell others what to do? Why can't the NAACP demand the US government to fire Obama for not lowering the unemployment rate and the gas prices first?

832 days ago


Where are these black organizations when the blacks are shooting, robbing, killing, bullying, and committing every other crime against whites, Asians, Hispanics, etc. All these black groups are just looking for excuses to go against whitey. And for them to want the firing of a teacher based on one person making an accusation is so wrong. Let's get the facts NAACP. Remember tawanna. She turned out to be a lying racist. But because she is black, she is allowed to accuse the white guys, get caught in a lie, and get on with her life like nothing happened. Double standards against whites are just amazing.

832 days ago


....and why is the NAACP involved?

832 days ago


How in the hell is the teacher not already suspended or fired? How can a teacher be allowed to treat a student that way and keep teaching with no consequences?

832 days ago


I don't know what "ROCK" some of "YOU" posters have been "LIVING UNDER" but "RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL" judging from many of the comments posted on this thread. In this "DAY" and "AGE", teachers are generally "NOT ALLOWED" to "PHYSICALLY" DISCIPLINE STUDENTS. Whatever "ONGOING ISSUES" this teacher may have had with this student should have been referred to the school's counselor, social worker or principal to address. Going "BACK" and "FORTH" with an "UNCOOPERATIVE" student using "HUMILIATION TACTICS" as a form of punishment USUALLY BACKFIRES!!! Under these cir***stances, the instructor is placed on "ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE" until a thorough investigation is completed. What many of you "HATERS" fail to realize is this student regardless of the caliber of her academic performance has "CIVIL RIGHTS" LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!!! Parents aren't allowed to "PHYSICALLY ABUSE" their children so "WHY" should teachers be granted "CARTE BLANCHE" TO DO SO???

832 days ago


I really dont know why this story is still on tmz from what i have heard tmz is a news source on specifically celebrities not on high school students.

832 days ago


Oh my gosh..why is the NAACP involved? Overkill! I'm sure the police would have handled it fine or a good attorney.

832 days ago


Why don't you go to the MHS students for gonzo and read what the students that were there are saying... they were there.. you and I were not. PLEASE publish the truth. NAACP typical racist group ... "
Here is a quote from a student that is a witness and present at the time of this incident....
"As someone who was in the class at the time this happened, I'm so horrified that this could get carried like it did. Dionne was laughing the whole time and nothing seemed wrong to me. I feel bad that this had to happen to such a great teacher that only wanted to help motivate her! This is just wrong. She doesn't deserve this and I hope it all blows over" Mathew Haight

832 days ago

please visit this FB will get a much better sense of this teachers character and commitment beyond the call of duty as a professional ... a excellent teacher.

832 days ago


Looking at her picture, she looks like a smart-@ss know it all.

832 days ago



For whom it concerns, I am a current Malibu High School student and specifically a student of Mrs. Jennifer Gonzalez'. I am in her third period AP Literature course and all I can say is, with the upmost respect, that there has been a serious misunderstanding that has taken place. And while I can understand the allegations against her, I am here to inform you through my unbiased, personal experience with her, that she is a lady who would never in her wildest moments do anything to harm a child. She has been the most supportive of all students, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, etc... Actually, her and Mrs. Ryan are the two most open minded, left wing faculty members at our school. Heading environmental clubs, being involved with Operation Smile and other humanitarian activities, it is certain that the story against her has been blown out of proportion. I am asking you today to reconsider the facts presented you, to re-examine testimonies (from an unbiased perspective), and to please trust me when I say that I am certain, as all others (but the victim) are, that Jennifer Gonzalez is an innocent teacher. A teacher, not only innocent, but a mother and wife who is making an honest living while touching the lives of others. It would be a travesty to see her relieved of her teaching duties because of false and/or otherwise exaggerated testimonies. I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health.

Malibu High School '12

832 days ago


Cut the crap. Where is Rev. Al Sharpton with his big mouth and $5,000.00 custom made suites. Rev. Jesse Jackson the same thing.

Reverened. Hey it's religion., using religion as a tax write off and what other ..Laughing to a bank. These two clowns couldn't give a crap about anyone. Just their bank account not in the states.

832 days ago


WTF, a black student why the heck does that matter the color of her skin. Pathetic!!!!!!!!!

832 days ago

Jay W.     

I'm calling B.S. on this whole ordeal !

832 days ago
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