DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Public Schools Board of Education announced Tuesday that it had approved a “thorough and independent investigation into the facts” in response to allegations against Tay Anderson, director of the Denver Public Schools Board. The DPS Board of Education has an agreement with the Investigations Law Group.
The remainder of the statement reads, “In our role as directors, our first commitment is to serve the students, staff, and the community of Denver Public Schools. We want to create space where all members of our community can be heard while ensuring a fair process for all involved. Director Anderson has been informed of this investigation and is supporting a fair and thorough process.
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“The board looks forward to an independent view of the facts as we continue to serve the DPS community and focus on the vital work of identifying a new superintendent and supporting our schools and students as we continue education amid a pandemic reinvent. Until the investigation is completed, the board will not make any additional statement.
“If you would like to help establish the facts, please contact the Investigations Law Group at [email protected] All communication is treated confidentially. “
Anderson posted a statement on his Twitter account Tuesday night, part of which read: “I have not done anything to substantiate allegations of sexual assault or illegal behavior.”
The statement went on to say, “I am grateful to the Denver Public Schools for opening an independent third-party investigation and look forward to a transparent process.”
Statement by Director Tay Anderson: pic.twitter.com/cSH8V0ckfW
– Director Tay Anderson (@DirectorTay) April 6, 2021
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Last week, Anderson denied any allegations of sexual assault. He also released a statement that read in part:
“These allegations are unbearable because I have not sexually assaulted anyone. I am not aware of any of my actions that could be viewed or construed as sexual assault. I am not aware of any previous partners who viewed something I did as sexual assault. “
Black Lives Matter 5280 released the claim on March 26th. It said: “At the request of the alleged survivors, we are sharing this information publicly in the hope of ensuring them and all of our safety and well-being,” the statement said. The organization said the allegations had not gone through “formal legal process” but the group was determined to “protect, uphold and believe black women resolutely about sexual violence”.
CW: Mention of sexual assault
In a commitment to restorative justice. pic.twitter.com/0tNezMLsyY
– BlackLivesMatter5280 (@ BLM5280) March 26, 2021
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It is also said that Anderson was the perpetrator of a sexual assault. The victim told the group to apologize and Anderson should get professional help.