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In doing research on this topic I began to realize just how complicated this case actually is The McMartin Preschool case when first glanced at just seems to be about parents suing a school for allegedly molesting their children This case went on for years and to this day it has not been proven whether or not any of the hundreds of children who attended McMartin Preschool were molested by the couple who ran it Charles and Peggy Buckey or any of the other seven accused defendants Along with unconvincing testimonies from some of the children who attended the school there was a serious lack of physical evidence of abuse or of any underground tunnels as some of the children claimed were beneath the school These are just some of the factors that led to this being the longest-running and most expensive trial in American history This case began in the early 1980s when Judy Johnson along with many other parents dropped her two-year-old boy off at the McMartin Preschool She first became suspicious when her son came home one day from school bleeding Although she was the first parent to speak out against the alleged molestation at the McMartin Preschool her case was not taken vary seriously by the jurors She was portrayed as a woman with severe emotional problems and many reporters even called her crazy Its true that she did have a lot to handle considering she was raising two kids alone one of which was a thirteen-year-old boy suffering from brain cancer She dealt with money problems and her husband abandoning her by turning to alcohol This was a fatal choice it seems since it ended up killing her She was basically a joke according to the press She was blamed for igniting this fire of witch-hunt-like hysteria However the press fed off and ridiculed the childrens testimonies much more than Judys It
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