So the upstanding community activist role model perv  fondles himself in front of the superintendent because he is ill?   It wasn’t the first time.

Detroit –One day after facing accusations of fondling himself, Detroit Public Schools President Otis Mathis wrote a letter to colleagues today blaming “ongoing health problems” for his “poor judgment.”

Okay, it’s not his fault ladeez and gents.

The letter, which attempted to rescind his resignation he submitted Thursday, doesn’t explicitly address accusations from Superintendent Teresa Gueyser that he touched himself during a private meeting.

But Mathis acknowledged that he “made inappropriate actions toward a professional employee of the board” and promises to remove himself from personnel decisions involving her.

Perhaps Mr. Mathis never read about sexual harassment.  If he reads at the same level that he writes, I assure you he cannot read well enough to comprehend what sexual harassment is.

“I am following up with my doctors because I need to pursue treatment, and because I want to make sure that what happened doesn’t ever happen again,” Mathis said. “However, I do not need to resign in order to take care of my health.”

The letter to colleagues came the same day board Vice President Anthony Adams today released a two-page letter from Gueyser accusing Mathis of fondling himself during a meeting this week. She called it his “usual habit” during one-on-one meetings. She said she tries to ignore it.

“On many occasions, I have asked him not to touch himself,” she wrote in the letter dated Wednesday.

So why does another board member attempt to excuse this man’s behavior?
Board member Reverend David Murray called the allegations “a terrible thing” but said he doesn’t believe the 55-year-old Mathis should quit.

“It happens to a lot of young men. They engage in behavior they feel is harmless and it’s offensive to certain people,” Murray said. “… It could be deemed offensive, but some women are more sensitive to those types of things than others.”

Get it?  Some ladeez are a bit more sensitive to this behavior.

The letter doesn’t explicitly say when the incident occurred, except that the meeting began at 4:55 p.m.

“He then re-zipped and unzipped his pants again; again placing the hand with the handkerchief inside the zipper area; this time moving his hand as if to be masturbating in front of me,” Gueyser wrote.

She wrote that Mathis apologized after the incident, but it “represents the culmination of a long history of personally documented inappropriate behavior by the board president.”

via Detroit schools president: Health woes caused ‘poor judgment’.  What say you about this man that is supposed to sit in a chair that beckons decent role model behavior to the taxpayer and the future of Detroit’s public school students?