Home day care operator files defamation suit against Santa Fe woman over allegations of false abuse accusations

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 11, 2019

GALVESTON – A Santa Fe day care operator alleges an individual has falsely accused her of abusing children.

Andrea Thompson filed a complaint on May 6 in the Galveston County District Court against Heather Thompson alleging defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The plaintiff alleges since 2014, the defendant has accused her of physical abuse, neglect and sexual abuse of her step-children and children attending her home day care business. The suit states these allegations include drugging and burning children in the plaintiff's care.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant's statements are false and have harmed her business and her reputation in the community.

The plaintiff is seeking relief in excess of $100,000, attorneys' fees, court costs, interest. The plaintiff is represented by Tom Dickens in Galveston.

Galveston County District Court case number 19-CV-0825

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