Newmyer's lawsuit always had the potential to rope in some of the high-profile families who knew of the affair or whose children had been in the care of the accused psychologist, James Huntington, who also taught sex education to sixth-grade students during the year one of the Obama daughters was in that grade.
Last April, Newmyer subpoenaed all of Walsh's communications involving Huntington
and Sidwell-especially those related to Huntington's
handling of a bullying incident.
At a hearing last month, Newmyer's lawyer, Kerry Scanlon, argued that the Woodward/Walsh e-mails would show that Sidwell administrators knew Huntington was conducting himself unprofessionally.
Newmyer's complaint included e-mails with intimate details of the affair between Huntington
and Tara Mehrbach, then Newmyer's wife.
has countersued Newmyer for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other things.
In January 2010, Sidwell's staff psychologist, James Huntington, came to Mehrbach's house to evaluate her daughter.
play and read and asked Mehrbach a series of questions, according to court documents.
The next day, a Saturday, Huntington
and Mehrbach met over drinks to discuss his recommendations.
Mehrbach then e-mailed Newmyer to report that Huntington
had advised that their daughter needed an enriched curriculum.
Sometime between the end of January and the beginning of February, Huntington
and Mehrbach began a sexual relationship.
, who was divorced, had a daughter at Sidwell
in the same class as Mehrbach's child.
They would arrange play dates, according to Newmyer's complaint, so Huntington
could professionally evaluate Merhbach's daughter.
even repeated his ex-wife's concerns in an e-mail to Mehrbach:
"I said yes," Huntington
wrote to Mehrbach.
During the course of the affair, Huntington
sent a number of sexually explicit e-mails to Mehrbach from his Sidwell account-sometimes in the middle of the workday.
e-mails, according to Newmyer's complaint, graphically recounted their encounters, including oral and anal sex, role-playing, and "manic rubbing and touching when [Huntington is] under the influence."
According to the complaint, "on two occasions when a snow storm knocked the power out, Huntington
and Tara took his three children and her two children to the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Washington.