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Westlake High coach sues parent who accused him of 'child abuse'
Westlake High coach sues parent who accused him of 'child abuse'

Parents of athletes complaining about coaches in big-time high school sports is about as common as booing from the bleachers. But a coach in Ventura County said one parent went too far — and he's suing him for $1 million. In a 10-page civil complaint filed in Ventura County Superior Court, an attorney for Westlake High varsity boys basketball coach Robert Bloom is suing parent James Clark, alleging that he was unable to "accept the fact that his son wasn't and isn't a Division I Basketball star," and made libelous statements "with specific intent to … ruin" the coach's life. "He's just a coach and he just wants to make this...

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