I've been here long enough to have some posters I consider friends, so advice from here can be considered valuable to me. There's some kind of horrifying details to this story which are more of a side story at the end of the day, but pertinent. So you've been warned. I opened a preschool with my ex 2 years ago, and at this point I only have a financial interest in the business, which is why this would actually be a concern to me. There's a 4 year old girl that goes to the school, who was molested by her parents and now is in sole custody with her grandmother. Apparently the little girl comes to school and actually (i hate to say this becuase it's so horrible) 'masturbates' before nap time. One of her classmates walked over to her the other day and saw her doing it and the little girl told her that she has to do it to be able to go to sleep. I'll leave out the actual dialague from the girl because frankly it makes me want to throw up. It happened while the teacher was outside the room, which is against state regulations. What happened was the girl who walked up to her went home and told her parents that theres a girl who...(she used the actual words that the girl told her which I didn't want to mention). That parent obviously called the school with concerns, and it was found out that this has been going on for a couple weeks and the teacher never said anything to my ex or her partner, or the director, NO ONE. The girl's parents kept her out of school for a few days, stringing my ex along about some bullshit, only to find out that she actually pulled her daugher out of the school and put her in my ex's main competitor's school down the road. Needless to say this teacher was fired on the spot, but apparently that wasn't good enough for this girl's parents. The kicker is the parents owe the school $2,000 in back tuition fees, and when my ex's partner called her to try and smooth the situation over and also remind her that she owes a considerable amount of money, she brushed it off and then thought it would be cool to call the police and accuse the school of harrassment, which is ridiculous. The dilemma is this...obviously my ex is now worried that this kind of situation can be a huge stain on her credibility and image as a caretaker of children, and is faced with the potential of it being spread throughout the competitor's school and eventually to the parents who could of course at any time be potential business for her at some point...my ex's tuition is notably cheaper, her building was completely renovated and has features such as a gym that the competitor doesn't have, not to mention the competitor's school is old, dingy, and has bad history of hygiene with the children. So at any time, my ex could gain some of that business. I told my ex that it might be a good idea to reach out to the owner of the other school in a completely friendly manner, and advise them that this lady owes considerable money, is apparently attempting to pull some shenanigans to try and get out of the debt, and that she wants the owner to know what she might be getting herself into. Frankly I don't know what to do. It's obviously not my ex's fault, because unless the teacher reports this, how the hell is anyone supposed to know about it? But regardless of who's fault it is, it's a stain on her reputation while she's still trying to build the business. What are the thoughts on this?