Everybody deserves a lawyer, but when a lawyer brags about using tricks to free a teacher accused of sexually abusing students, that lawyer is sick. Project Veritas released a video on Tuesday featuring attorney Mitchell Rubinstein from the New York State United Teachers describing a case in which a teacher was alleged to have forced students at knife-point to give him oral sex.
On the hidden camera video-taken at the union’s lawyer December 2015 holiday party Mr.Rubinstein describes a case he defended twenty years ago. According to the attorney the Junior High School teacher named “Mike.”was accused by several students to have forced a student at knife-point or gun-point to give him oral sex.
There was strong evidence against the teacher in the case, including the students knowing the name of his pet parrot, the layout of his home and having his cell phone number:
“Okay, Mike, how do the students know your parrot is Petey? Okay? And he says, oh, easy, you know, kids like pets. I used pets like as a you know, motivation in teaching and everything…
“…we go on and on, and then the students, they have your phone number, this is your cell number…So how do the students have your cell number? Oh, I know I shouldn’t give it to them, but you know, I help them after school with tutoring and stuff. So I give…so I give them my cell number.
“Okay, and then it gets…then one of the students describes his living room. He says like he has a dining room, you know, brown couch…and he has like a, you know, a picture of a ship on his wall, or you know, something. Okay, Mike, do you have a brown couch and do you have a picture of your ship on the wall? He says, yeah, I tell students I have this, and some of the students they drop stuff…they drop stuff off for me. Okay, and I’m, you know, this is pretty bad, you know.”
According to Mitchell Rubinstein the courts also subpoenaed Mike’s phone records and found several calls from his home to the victim’s girlfriend, proving that he was in the house.
The attorney also brags about how the teacher was able to cheat a lie detector test.
“I had the teacher take a lie detector test. Okay. He passed the lie detector test. That’s why I don’t believe in lie detector tests…but I was like, how do you pass a lie detector test? And he said, every time they asked me like did I force to have sex with a kid, it was…it wasn’t forceful, it was voluntary. So, he, in his mind, believed that it was okay, because it was…because it was voluntary, when it really wasn’t voluntary.”
Mitchell Rubinstein even admits that this is an absolutely egregious act.
“And I go to him, dude, you know, you’re going to go to jail if this goes bad, because like forced sec with like a minor. This is like the worst…you know, as bad as it gets.”
“But you were defending the teacher?” a Project Veritas journalist asked. “I’m always defending the teacher,” Rubinstein replied.
A Project Veritas journalist asked Rubinstein if Mike still teaches:
“Oh my God. Does he still teach?”
“No, he resigned.”
“But if he wanted to he still could? He’s not registered as a sex offender?”
“No, cause he wasn’t convicted. He resigned.”
During the last fifteen months Project Veritas spent time and money to find the identity “Mike,’…hundreds of man-hours of research, two private investigators hired but nothing was found.
After the months of research, a different Project Veritas journalist set up a meeting with Mitchell Rubinstein to get more information.