UTA officials allegedly forced the family to pay more than $12,000 to Rabbi Nechemya Weberman up front, and made the girl's mother apologize to Weberman for objecting when he insisted on taking the girl on a day-long car drive alone outsdie the city – a drive that was a clear violation of Jewish law.
The New York Post reports:
…When asked the repercussion of not sending her youngest daughter [the alleged victim] to Weberman [for counseling], she answered in halting English, “They wouldn’t accept her. They wouldn’t allow her to go to school.”
United Talmudical Academy administrators even required the family to pay Weberman $12,800 in advance — before the teen started eighth grade, the mother testified.
“They wanted to make sure that I would send [her] to Weberman,”…
One story the mother told illustrated the power the school held over her daughter, now 17. When Weberman announced he was taking the teen on a daylong drive, her mother protested, citing “Yichud,” the religious rules that prevent unmarried men and women from being alone together.
But again, the school stepped in and ordered the family to go along with Weberman, she testified.
“I had no other choice,” said the mom, who explained that the school even made her write Weberman to say she was sorry for disagreeing with him. “I had to write him an apology letter.”
The teen’s mother also described the harassment her family faced after her daughter reported the alleged abuse.
“They would scream at him ‘moser, moser!” a Yiddish term for a Jew who reports another Jew to secular authorities, the teen’s mother said. Her 5-year-old granddaughter was also barred from beginning school.…