Eastwick College (of Nutley) president responds to story published in Bergen Record

Earlier today, June 25, 2024, The Bergen Record ran a story about a civil lawsuit filed in Essex County Superior Court against Eastwick College and several other co-defendants. Thomas Eastwick, the founder and longtime president of the school, issued a response to the original piece today.

“I’ve been operating this school for 39 years and this is the first negative piece of press we’ve ever received,” Eastwick told The Observer. “The Attorney General’s Office (in the State of New Jersey) has already said the case had no merit and the allegation made were unfounded. It’s an absolutely shame this has happened.”

In the suit, the plaintiff, a former student at the college, alleged several forms of discrimination the Attorney General’s office determined were untrue. This new suit, which was filed June 21, is a tort claim that seeks financial compensation.

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