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‘May December’ film about Mary Kay Letourneau ignites discussion of race and class



In 1997, elementary school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau ignited a tabloid frenzy when she pleaded guilty and was convicted of second-degree child rape of 13-year-old student Vili Fualaau. The case dominated headlines again this month following the release of the Netflix movie “May December,” which is partially based on the scandal.Letourneau, a 35-year-old white woman from a wealthy politi...

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