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Sources: Inappropriate Touching Of School District Employee By Broward School Member Used In “Whisper Campaign” To Benefit Outgoing Superintendent Vickie Cartwright

Outgoing Broward School Superintendent Vickie Cartwright used an employee complaint of inappropriate touching by a School Board Member in a “whisper campaign” to save her job, multiple sources tell REDBROWARD. Following a December 13, 2022 where Cartwright was “unfired,” newly-elected School Board Member Allen Zeman allegedly smacked the buttocks of a school district employee. The contact was not wanted or expected. The next day, the employee reported the incident to Vickie Cartwright. REDBROWARD is not naming the employee involved in this incident.

One Board Member told REDBROWARD they observed Zeman inappropriately touching the employee. Another Board Member confirmed the incident happened.

In late January 2023, Board Member Allen Zeman filed a motion seeking the firing of Cartwright. According to a third School Board member, it was around this time when a “whisper campaign” divulging the Zeman incident began at Broward Schools headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. This Board Member believes Cartwright also misused this information in her severance negotiations with the District.

Last week, Cartwright and her attorneys held public separation negotiations with School Board Chair Lori Alhadeff and district lawyers. Cartwright and her team repeatedly alluded to alleged misbehavior by Board Members. Team Cartwright even mentioned filing of whistleblower suits with Tallahassee agencies. Yesterday, Sun-Sentinel education reporter Scott Travis asked if Cartwright was using these accusations to her advantage.

On Twitter, Travis wrote, “Is the point of whistleblower protection to report problems or get extra money? @suptvcartwright’s lawyers alleged unethical behavior (not in writing) involving board members. But she agreed not to bring those forward w/ proper settlement. A $365k package will be voted on Tues.”

REDBROWARD asked Allen Zeman to comment on the matter. As of publication, Zeman had not responded.

This incident and Cartwright’s handling of the matter has been the worst kept in Broward. On Tuesday, the Broward School Board will vote whether to approve a $365K deal with Vickie Cartwright.

Cartwright allegedly withheld important information from a serious employee complaint and allegedly used that information to her own advantage.

Board Members must demand answers from Cartwright before deploying her $1,000 a day golden parachute, no?

Nick Sortal Admits (Again) Making Sexual and Racial Comments To City Employee But Claims Mayor Is The Real Racist In Bizarre Email

Forget Clintonian, Plantation City Councilman Nick Sortal has gone full Richard Nixon in a bizarre Thursday afternoon email to the HR department. Earlier in the day, REDBROWARD reported how Democrat Sortal employed Clintonian tactics by attacking the longtime black female deputy clerk as a liar after her complaint against Sortal. The whistleblower claimed Sortal made inappropriate sexual and racial remarks to her at City Hall. In one remark, Sortal said “Oh good, Plantation will never have a black mayor.”

An official document prepared by City officials stated that Sortal admitted making the comments. On Thursday, Sortal told the Sun-Sentinel the whistleblower lied about the racial comment. Sortal said the allegation that he also made a racial comment to [the deputy clerk] is “a lie. That never, ever happened. I’m not that kind of person.”

“I feel it’s all about politics,” Sortal said. “I want to keep my focus. I’m not getting down in the mud. That’s not who I am.”

Earlier today, REDBROWARD published the memorandum. Sortal admits to making the comments as well as stating he was friends with employee for four years. The whistleblower even stated how Sortal blamed Stoner for her lack of promotion to the City Clerk position.

So why would the whistleblower lie about Sortal?

Well, now Sortal says the whistleblower was not lying.

Two hours after REDBROWARD published the memorandum, Nick Sortal sent a bizarre email to the City of Plantation Human Resources department.

Sortal wrote:

I would like this added to the file regarding conversations between [the whistleblower] and me.

It is true.

Then, Nick Sortal claims he went to see the whistleblower after she failed to get a promotion.

Sortal claims the whistleblower said, “Stoner is a racist.”


First,Sortal admits to making the inappropriate sexual and racial comments. He says it will not happen again.

After the remarks are made public, Sortal tells a student reporter the comments are “inaccurate.”

One day later, Sortal tells the Sun-Sentinel the accusation is a “lie.”

Two hours later, Sortal goes back to admitting everything but wants you to think his opponent is a racist too.

This behavior is unhinged. Unprofessional. Misogynistic.

Every time Sortal says something a labor attorney sees dollar signs. Dollar signs financed by Plantation taxpayers.

And Nick Sortal still wants to be the Mayor?

The emperor truly has no clothes.

Emperor Nick Sortal has no clothes.