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April 11, 2012

Jon Lovitz 'Tweets' Out Against Bullying, Three Kids Expelled

By Joe Eitel, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Actor and comedian Jon Lovitz took to his Twitter stream recently to voice his disgust regarding an alleged incident of racism against his daughter’s friend. The three high school girls responsible were expelled from school.

ABC News reported the three girls put dog feces on the victim’s porch and drew swastikas and the word “Jew” on the front walkway using maple syrup. One of the accused girl’s mothers admitted to driving the three girls to the house at night when the act occurred.

The incident took place in Northridge, California. The LAPD is calling the incident “an ill-advised prank.” Lovitz told a reporter for Los Angeles’ CBS affiliate that this is the worst thing you could do to terrorize a family outside of actually harming them physically. It’s psychologically damaging.”

Lovitz tweeted the incident to his 27,000 plus followers, stating “Swastikas in sh** left on my friend’s front porch were done by three 14-year-old girls, driven to the house by one of the girl’s mother.” He later tweeted “UPDATE!!!! The three girls who vandalized my friends home with swastikas and dog crap, have been expelled from their school permanently.”

The three girls were charged with a ‘hate incident’, not a ‘hate crime’, due to the fact the syrup/feces isn’t permanent damage. The mother may also be charged with a crime for driving the three 14-year-olds to the victim’s house that night.

Lovitz tweeted about the bullied girl’s father who’s a friend of the actor’s, saying “My friend is the nicest guy ever. He was TERRIFIED and sick over his daughter being hurt…He was PARALYZED with FEAR!!” The bullied girl’s grandfather is a holocaust survivor.

Edited by Braden Becker
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