It seems that Mary Kay Letourneau and her husband Vili Fualaa are hosting a “Hot For Teacher” night at a Seattle nightclub named Fuel. In case you don’t remember this pair, Mary Kay was Vili’s teacher in 1996, and they began a sexual relationship when he was 13 and she was 34. Her husband found a letter between the two in February 1997, and between this and Vili’s cousin learning of the relationship, she was arrested and charged with statutory rape.
She was sentenced to 7 & 1/2 years in prison, and four months after starting her sentence she gave birth to a baby girl fathered by Vili. Two months later she was released on January 1, 1998 for good behavior, and ordered not to see Vili.
On February 3,1998 she and Vili were found in a car by the police and was arrested for violating the court order. She has also failed to join the sex offender program, and evidence was found in the car the implicated she was abut to leave the country. She was placed back in prison for her full possible sentence of 7 & 1/2 years.
In March 1998 it was discovered she was pregnant with a second child by Vili, and she gave birth to that child in October, 1998. In May 1999 she and her husband, Steve Letourneau, were divorced, and he moved with their four children to Alaska. Then, in November, 1999, she got six months in solitary confinement for smuggling letters out of prison to Vili.
On August 4, 2004, she was released from prison, and by August 7th Vili was filing for the ban on them seeing each other to be lifted. They wed on May 20,2005, and Mary Kay is still registered as a Level 2 sex offender who has to have her address verified every 90-days.
So, a woman convicted of committing statutory rape against a student, and her victim-turned-husband, are going to host a party at a night entitled “Hot For Teacher”. I can’t be the only one who thinks this may be one of the most tasteless ideas ever, can I? Nope, I’m not. How anyone can think this is a good idea, from the nightclub to Mary Kay and Vili themselves thinks this is a good idea, is just totally beyond comprehension. And when did Vili start thinking he was a DJ?
Perhaps some of this year’s teachers involed in sex scandals can make a lucrative career out of hosting nightclub nights that are in bad taste.