Girl says NJ official who called Hitler ‘good leader’ also told her: ‘Great a**’
NUTLEY — A school athletic director who was recently reprimanded for describing the genocidal German dictator Adolf Hitler as a "good leader" also was accused by a student of making an inappropriate remark about her body.
Nutley High School Athletic Director Joe Piro told the student that she had "great legs, great calves and a great ass ... for sports," according to a copy of a lawsuit obtained by NJ.com. The district settled the litigation for $72,500 without admitting wrongdoing.
Piro still has his job after the two episodes.
He was suspended last month after reports that he had addressed student athletes in Madison with a presentation that described Hitler as a good leader with "bad moral character and intentions."
After his remarks from February made news, Piro explained said he was trying to make a point that "a leader could have strong leadership skills that influence people in a negative way" and that he knew that "Hitler was an evil man who used his skills in a horrific manner."
The Madison school superintendent has said Piro's presentation was "unnecessarily provocative and insensitive."
::: JIM GEARHART: Of course Hitler was a great leader — and that's horrible
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