Mom Claims Camp Counselor Coaxed 4-Year-Old to Cuss

A Dorchester woman is suing a city-run summer camp for special needs children, claiming a camp counselor instructed her 4-year-old to swear, recorded the child doing it, and posted it on YouTube.

The woman’s son was attending Camp Joy at the Holland School in Dorchester in August 2010, when she learned from her brother that a video of her son saying “Fucking Ass Bitch” was being circulated on Facebook, according to civil court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Boston by the mother on Monday.

The video features a counselor at Camp Joy instructing the child to say the swears, and telling him to say them louder and louder, the court papers say.

The mother called the director of Camp Joy, who told her she would be firing the individual responsible for the video.

The lawsuit seeks an injunction requiring the video be removed from YouTube, and seeks financial rewards for the child’s family.


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