Aldermanic candidate files $4 million defamation suit against CTU
The 19-year-old college Republican aiming to unseat Alderman Marty Quinn in the 13th District filed a $4 million defamation lawsuit this week against the Chicago Teachers Union that names Quinn and his key political ally, House Speaker Mike Madigan, as potential defendants.
On Monday, DePaul University freshman David Krupa sued the CTU and Chicago Public Schools teacher Jeanine Muir, naming Quinn, Madigan and the vaunted 13th Ward Democratic Organization as respondents in discovery.
The filing marks Krupa's latest pushback against the 13th Ward's powerful leadership. In January, he filed a federal civil rights lawsuit that accused Quinn and Madigan of using fraud and intimidation to force him off the ballot.
The latest suit holds that Muir, a teacher at Nathan Hale Elementary School in the 13th Ward, used a CTU letterhead when she penned a note to ward residents accusing Krupa of cyberbullying and cyberstalking.
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