Mary Kay Letourneau, a former Seattle elementary college trainer who famously served time in jail after admitting to sexually assaulting her 12-year-old pupil, Vili Fualaau, died on July 6, 2020, KING 5 Information reported. Letourneau was 58. She served time in jail after being convicted of kid rape and later married Fualaau.
Letourneau was 34 and married with 4 kids when she Fualaau turned her pupil at Shorewood Elementary Faculty. After she was launched from jail in August 2004, Fualaau, then 21, petitioned the courtroom and a decide lifted the order that barred contact between them. Letourneau had pleaded responsible to 2 counts of second-degree youngster rape and served 7-and-a-half years in jail.
“The 2 of them need to be collectively,” a pal of Letourneau’s informed Folks in 1998. “They’re drawn collectively like magnets.” The controversial couple, who married on Could 21, 2005, on the Columbia Vineyard in Woodinville, Washington, welcomed two daughters throughout their relationship: Georgia, and Audrey.
Fualaau was simply 14 years outdated when he first turned a father. He welcomed his second daughter with Letourneau whereas she was nonetheless in jail. Throughout this time, Fualaau’s mom, Soona, helped care for their kids.
In 2017, Fualaau filed for authorized separation from Letourneau, and their divorce finalized earlier this yr. Right here’s what Fualaau, 37, has been as much as since he parted methods with Letourneau:
Fualaau Labored as DJ Till 2018, When He was Charged with a DUI
Fualaau began pursuing a profession as an expert DJ whereas he was nonetheless married to Letourneau. Generally known as DJ Headline, Fualaau used to carry out frequently and put up about his skilled gigs on his official Fb web page. Nonetheless, Fualauu hasn’t up to date or posted an replace on his DJ web page since 2018.
The identical yr, Fualaau was charged with driving beneath the affect. A King County Sheriff officer informed the Each day Mail that he was cited after crashing his 2002 Mercury Mountainer into three automobiles simply earlier than midnight on February 2, whereas driving via Burien, Washington.
Based on TMZ, Prosecutors mentioned that his BAC was .08, the minimal stage for DUI, however that Fualaau additionally had THC in his blood.
His Daughters With Letourneau, Audrey & Georgia, are All Grown Up
Letourneau and Fualaau’s eldest daughter, Audrey, studied at Highline Faculty, whereas her sister, Audrey, is in a relationship with boyfriend Josiah Santos. They each stay shut with their father.
Audrey and Georgia each attended college in the identical district the place their mom as soon as taught. Nonetheless, Letourneau informed Barbara Walters in 2015 that their mother and father’ scandal was by no means an enormous challenge for them.
“There was by no means a sit-down chat, ‘Now could be the time we’re going to speak to our kids about this. They appeared to already know … as a result of they grew up with it. … There’s simply by no means been a ‘Wow, we higher clarify.’”
Fualaau was By Letourneau’s Facet When She Died of Stage four Most cancers
Letourneau’s longtime pal and lawyer David Gehrke informed King 5, that she had been recognized with Stage four most cancers. Based on TMZ, Letourneau had been in hospice take care of the previous month and regardless of their separation, Fualaau remained by her facet via the tip.
The Faulaau and the Letourneau households’ launched a joint assertion on Tuesday:
We’re deeply saddened to share the very tough information that our beloved Mary handed away peacefully on July sixth 2020 after a six month battle since being recognized with stage IV, or metastatic, most cancers. Mary fought tirelessly towards this horrible illness. It’s in that spirit that we ask for privateness and respect for our need to deal with the highway forward for all of us who make up Mary’s collective household. We ask that our boundaries and want for privateness be honored with continued kindness and understanding.
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