As someone who preaches the idea of transparency in the public school system and Since I’ve started this blog I have been transparent about everything that has happened to me since I was placed in the ATR pool.
I have posted my 3020a hearing, my observations reports and anything else that I have received. Today, I am posting a cease and desist request That I have received. I have copied and pasted the document below. I have removed the lawyer’s name. As you read the document you will noted the two things that are cited as reasons for cease and desist.
Reason 1: Disparaging his Italian Heritage. (I think someone forgot that I am also Italian. By the way I lIke wearing pinstripe suits and sweatsuits. I love the smell of Garlic frying and eat pasta every Sunday. I love Mozzarella with Balsamic vinegar and Roast peppers. and of course as in every Italian house we have a statue of St. Jude.)
REASON 2: Questoning his Intelligent (Enough said)
May 14, 2015
VIA USPS & EMAIL
Mr. John Silvers Jr.
Re: Daniel Albetta
Dear Mr. Silvers,
Please be advised that we have been retained to represent the interests of Daniel Albetta. It has come to our attention that you have, on repeated occasions, made untrue, defamatory statements about Mr. Albetta. Your defamatory statements involved the mocking of my clients Italian Heritage, and intelligence. Specifically, you have knowingly posted inaccurate, disparaging descriptions of Mr. Albetta on your blog; https://mcsminmywords.wordpress.com, and have used Mr. Albetta’s image without his consent. The statements and images you have portrayed on your blog serve no purpose except to injure the reputation and character of Mr. Albetta. These statements constitute slander, libel, defamation of character and tortious interference with business relations.
As such, you are hereby directed to immediately cease all defamation of Mr. Albetta. This includes removing all reference to Mr. Albetta, express or implied; verbal or visual, from https://mcsminmywords.wordpress.com, Facebook, or any other website, blog, social media, or internet portal under your control; ceasing any communication to third parties of any statements concerning Mr. Albetta that are untrue, or have a reckless disregard for the truth; and specifically ceasing any communication, express or implied, that Mr. Albetta has been accused of a crime, convicted of a crime, or engaged in criminal behavior. Mr. Albetta is an educated, respected professional in the community. He has spent years serving the community in his profession, and building a positive reputation.
If you fail to comply with this demand immediately, we will seek compensation for damages and equitable relief on behalf of Mr. Albetta for your defamatory conduct. We are prepared to pursue all available legal remedies, including seeking monetary damages, injunctive relief, court costs and attorney’s fees.
If you have any questions, or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.