Tuesday, November 19, 2013

UK: Ballet teacher cleared over ‘anti-Jewish remark’

A BALLET teacher charged with causing distress to a student by making an anti-Jewish remark walked free yesterday when a sheriff ruled he had no case to answer. 
Jonathan Barton, an award-winning dancer and vice principal of the Ballet West School in Taynuilt, had pleaded not guilty to acting in a racially aggravated manner towards a former student, Genevieve Huss. 
Miss Huss told Oban Sheriff Court that she was shocked and later depressed and anxious after a comment Mr Barton made to a class of dancers on 1 December, 2010. 
She said: “The remark was: ‘You all look like a bunch of Jews waiting to be shot in the rain’.”

More: Scotsman

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