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Sep 16, 2015 10:01 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton High School Assistant Principal Stars In Music Video

Southampton High School Assitant Principal Esther Adler-O'Keefe and her husband Brian in the J.R. Featuring Trey Songz video,
Sep 18, 2015 8:11 AM

The assistant principal at Southampton High School has her 15 minutes of fame: She appears in a recently released music video that features popular artists Trey Songz and rapper JR—as well as plenty of sex, drugs and alcohol.

And its depiction of a salacious pool party has her in hot water.

In the video for the song “Best Friend,” which has been posted to YouTube, Esther Adler-O’Keefe says all of six words to St. Louis rapper JR as she and her husband leave him for the night at what appears to be their house: “Enjoy yourself. Just remember, security’s here,” she says, then hurries off with her husband in a black SUV.

“Security” turns out to be two female security guards standing at the front of the home wearing uniforms that say “Police.” They enter the house and strip.

The music video then shifts to a steamy pool party, replete with bikini-clad women, drugs and plenty of alcohol. The song’s lyrics are frequently obscene.

Near the end of the video—it is the morning after the big party—she and her husband return home. They find it a mess with everyone sleeping, piled on a couch, with open bottles of alcohol and drugs strewn about. Her husband picks up what appears to be the remains of a marijuana cigarette and sniffs it.

Ms. Adler-O’Keefe shakes her head and throws a beach ball at JR. The video ends with his grimace.

The music video has gone viral in Southampton, as students have taken to social media, including Facebook, to share it. It also has attracted the attention of Ms. Adler-O’Keefe’s colleagues in the school district, who are less entertained.

“The video in question showcases behaviors and language use that is not promoted by the Southampton School District,” Superintendent Dr. Scott Farina said in an email. “In fact, we actively teach our students the importance of good character and making smart choices. Additionally, this is not representative of who we are as a district, nor of our students and staff.”

Dr. Farina would not comment on whether any disciplinary action will be taken against Ms. Adler-O’Keefe—who has worked in the district for five years and is responsible for high school discipline—citing the confidentiality of personnel issues. “That is not saying nothing has happened, and that is not saying something has happened. I’m not legally allowed to say,” he said.

In an emailed statement in response to requests for comment, Ms. Adler-O’Keefe said that she knew virtually nothing about the video when she agreed to star in it. “Speaking as a private individual and not in my professional capacity, I wish to state for the record that, when I agreed to participate, I was completely unaware of the content, lyrics, and title of the video and song.

“Had I known of such content or lyrics, I certainly would not have participated in any fashion. I find the lyrics and content of the music video vulgar, offensive, and demeaning,” she added.

She did not respond to any further questions, including how she came to be in the video in the first place.

Sean Brand, president of the Southampton Teachers Association, said that there is a “buzz” in the high school as word of the music video continues to circulate. “I think it is a bad judgment call,” he said, adding that information has filtered through from students to faculty.

“I think the video condones sex, it condones illicit behaviors and it is misogynistic to say the least, and I would not be appearing in a video of comparable nature given the opportunity,” Mr. Brand said. “She is a representative of the district, as am I, and we certainly are held to different standards, because we do service children—that is what we are about.”

Trey Songz is a Grammy-nominated R&B artist with several top-10 singles and albums.

As of Wednesday, the “Best Friend” video had approximately 47,000 views on both YouTube and Vevo, a popular website for music videos.

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Hip Hop just isn't the same anymore...
By Mouthampton (433), Southampton on Sep 16, 15 11:41 AM
Shouldn't she have looked into the content and format of the video before agreeing to it?
By mtkfish (59), montauk on Sep 16, 15 12:58 PM
Continued proof that the two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity......
By shadow captain (34), sag harbor on Sep 16, 15 2:23 PM
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Yes, what could possibly go wrong injecting yourself in a rap video without any advance notice of the particulars. You'd made a great politician Ms. Adler-O’Keefe - "Ms. Adler-O’Keefe said that she knew virtually nothing about the video when she agreed to star in it." This can't even be blamed on a video. It WAS a video.

Another clear indication of the state of the education system. Your fired.


By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Sep 16, 15 3:11 PM
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*You're....
ANOTHER clear indication of the state of the education system!
By wrk (17), East Quogue on Sep 17, 15 10:14 AM
I submit that A) it was done in gest to the point, or 2) autocorrect is a dangerous tool. Their is only one who knows for shore.
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Sep 17, 15 11:06 AM
What's the big deal, its not like she's the one doing all the bad stuff.
By Rich Morey (370), East Hampton on Sep 16, 15 3:18 PM
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She is an adult exemple to HS students condoning misogyny and drugs.
By Boots O'Rourke (12), Montauk on Sep 19, 15 10:10 AM
mi·sog·y·ny (məˈsäjənē)

noun
dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.
By Mr. Z (11558), North Sea on Sep 20, 15 9:37 AM
Misogyny (/mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/) is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.[1][2]
By Po Boy (4904), Water Mill on Sep 20, 15 10:34 AM
The word literally means "hate" (misos) "women" (gyne) in Greek.

From my vantage point I didn't observe any hate, but the video sure looked like a whole lotta "free love"...
By Mr. Z (11558), North Sea on Sep 20, 15 8:00 PM
Literally, misogyny is manifested in many ways and sexual objectification is one of them. Sexual objectification defined is the act of treating a person as an instrument of sexual pleasure. Objectification more broadly means treating a person as a commodity or an object, without regard to their personality or dignity. Taking that a step further, female sexual objectification by a male involves a woman being viewed primarily as an object of male sexual desire, rather than as a whole person... aka ...more
By Po Boy (4904), Water Mill on Sep 21, 15 9:41 AM
Well, lust and love are four letter words.

Now lust, I see in abundance watching this video and actually reading the lyrics. But, just like rock 'n' roll in days gone by this genre receives the same treatment. Poisoning the minds of youth, degenerating society, et cetera, et cetera.

Methinks papa needs a brand new bag...
By Mr. Z (11558), North Sea on Sep 21, 15 11:40 PM
Methinks that has absolutely nothing to do with the poor judgment of the assistant principle but abundantly clear some can't distinguish the difference between four letter words.

"Superintendent Dr. Scott Farina said in an email. “In fact, we actively teach our students the importance of good character and making smart choices. Additionally, this is not representative of who we are as a district, nor of our students and staff.”
Sep 22, 15 9:28 AM appended by Po Boy
"principal..." Dang autocorrect.
By Po Boy (4904), Water Mill on Sep 22, 15 9:28 AM
One thing that I must point out, which I have not noticed anyone mentioning, is that she is depicted in the role of a disciplinarian of sorts. She was not involved in the party, nor was she in any of those scenes.

However, she does bop the offender from unconsciousness with a beach ball...
By Mr. Z (11558), North Sea on Sep 23, 15 9:40 PM
This is ridiculous. She is not a role model for Southampton students.
By sf (5), Southampton on Sep 16, 15 3:43 PM
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Oh and judging someone based on one thing they do that YOU don't like makes you a better role model? Your righteousness is admirable. Too bad we all can't be you.
By Mjones15 (2), Southampton on Sep 18, 15 8:54 AM
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This would have been a non- issue had it not been publicized. It wasn't the brightest thing to do such she is a role model for teens, but most of them listen to hip hop anyway so the only thing salacious is that she's in it before the trash starts.
By Infoseeker (279), Hampton Bays on Sep 16, 15 4:01 PM
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Oh please! She didn't know what the video was about...she's either a moron or a liar (probably both). The husband is holding a burnt joint and she throws a ball at a bunch of people who are passed out. Either way, this is not something that the person in charge of teenagers & their discipline should be associated with. How can you lecture a child on appropriate language or behavior after being a part of this vulgar piece of work?
By S'hamptonNative (83), Southampton on Sep 16, 15 4:03 PM
I go with moron.
By InnerBay (71), Southampton on Sep 17, 15 8:15 AM
Taste-less and tacky!!!!
By brenda g (2), southampton on Sep 16, 15 4:18 PM
Sad state of affairs.
By Hamptonsseashell (359), on Sep 16, 15 4:35 PM
Any excuse about not knowing what the content of a rap video filmed in the Hamptons at a huge house with a pool is pathetic. Apearing and allowing this in your home is a prime example of what is wrong with our culture. She sold her moral standing for some quick cash. This is exactly why my kids are no longer under the care of this district. If someone cannot see what is wrong with participation in anything involved with this "Artist" what would be off limits? It is a doesn't upset a parent who has ...more
By Luke (4), Southampton on Sep 16, 15 5:20 PM
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Sorry about auto correct errors
By Luke (4), Southampton on Sep 16, 15 5:21 PM
Get rid of her. A foolish move for an educator of adolescents. Nice lyrics. You O'Keefe, are an idiot.
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Sep 16, 15 6:06 PM
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Just plain stupid.
By peacemaker (23), Sag Harbor on Sep 16, 15 6:22 PM
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With a 2014 salary of $143,520.00 (from seethroughny.net) it would be hard to believe she did it for the money.
By Babyboo (292), Hampton Bays on Sep 16, 15 6:26 PM
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"Oh stewardess, I speak jive."

Apparently some fail to grasp the vernacular of hip hop. Possibly it's a subculture foreign to many? Most of the lyrics really have nothing to do with what many think they mean, and for cripe's sake it was a story about a PARTY put to lyrics. There are plenty of things which are glorified in this society which no one seems to bother with like materialism. But no, waste your time with a music video like some throwback to Tipper Gore.

Lighten up ...more
By Mr. Z (11558), North Sea on Sep 16, 15 6:58 PM
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You clearly don't speak jive if you honestly believe that this was a song about a party...
By S'hamptonNative (83), Southampton on Sep 16, 15 7:42 PM
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"All she wanna do is party"

What did I miss besides the menage a trois?
By Mr. Z (11558), North Sea on Sep 16, 15 8:19 PM
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By InnerBay (71), Southampton on Sep 17, 15 8:18 AM
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By ao127, southampton on Sep 16, 15 9:27 PM
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I'm pretty sure if it were a student of southampton in the video. The staff would not hesitate to reprimand them to the fullest extent. An this whole I didn't know excuse is about as lame as they come an only those of authority an privilege are able to get away with such an excuse. Only the every day work your ass off peons pay the price for stupidity. Just remember you get what you pay for or in this case you got bamboozled.
By JoeyB79 (1), southampton on Sep 16, 15 10:56 PM
Another black eye for the mediocre Southampton school district.
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Sep 17, 15 7:10 AM
Is there something wrong with being an actor now?

Does anyone really think that this music video is the first representation of a culture that we pretend not to like that our precious children have been exposed to? lol.

This would be a good time teach students about critical thinking and the dangers of a mob mentality...
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (735), southampton on Sep 17, 15 7:41 AM
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Oh please!!
By Crixus (4), Southampton on Sep 17, 15 8:09 PM
As a parent with kids in Southampton High School, I've had my share of meetings with her, never ending with what I felt was satisfactory in the least. Each time we were in there, she gave us a pompous attitude, a holier than thou face every single time. And add to those, the oh so sickly sweet lectures about how as a parent we need to be the mature adults in this relationship, not at our childrens level. We are not their friend, we are the parent and need to make the rules strict and structured. ...more
By justme (6), Southampton on Sep 17, 15 8:02 AM
Thank you for sharing your wisdom, you are a true and noble warrior in a confused society. Your experiences are unparalleled, we all should strive to live in your image.
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (735), southampton on Sep 17, 15 8:13 AM
:)
By justme (6), Southampton on Sep 17, 15 8:39 AM
thanks justme for your whopping, comments. did you just make your screen name for your vindictive comments for your well behave children
By guest (68), Bridgehampton on Sep 22, 15 1:57 PM
Who said my kids are well behaved? I didn't. I wonder if people even really read the comments, or just pick and choose a few things and then blast on that! None of us are perfect, and by no means was I even implying that I was! I have my faults, we all do - but I think as parents we have an obligation to try and help steer our children on paths that are morally and ethically good for the individual as well as the whole. This world sucks, and we the people have made it so! I'm fine with people ...more
By justme (6), Southampton on Sep 23, 15 9:33 AM
I see the video as a public service message, warning parents, as to does, of the danger of turning one's mansion over to a hip-hop artist (or, by extension, one's child) on his assurance of proper behavior. Alas, the likelihood of such an error in judgment is that one's familiar demense will become a midden of sex, drugs and rock and roll (as the video so graphically illustrates.)

Thank you, Ms. Adler-O'Keefe. (Now, back to your day job.)
By highhatsize (4149), East Quogue on Sep 17, 15 8:26 AM
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I think people need to get off their high horses. This video does not condone anything, instead it depicts situations that happen more frequently then all the church ladies here would care to admit. your "children" are attending parties like this and probably doing way more things than you can imagine. Artists generally take a picture of reality and try to express it in a creative way. relax
By bob surfer (8), Hampton Bays on Sep 17, 15 9:59 AM
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I don't argue your point about artists and expression, but do you truly feel this woman can discipline effectively and/or speak to kids about the merits of good decision making if she openly acknowledges she didn't know what she signed up for? In the very least, schools need leaders to be credible and respected, and how about well-informed, too?
By HamptonWaterBaby (2), Southampton on Sep 19, 15 7:38 AM
She is probably getting high-fives in the hallwayz.
By Infoseeker (279), Hampton Bays on Sep 17, 15 10:22 AM
School admistrators should be held to a higher standard. If this was a young teacher what would the response be?

By metsfan2 (158), southampton on Sep 17, 15 10:43 AM
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She is a disgrace to the Southampton School District...Her claiming she had no idea about the content of the video is totally crazy...It's a rap video what else do you think goes in rap videos now a days? Clearly she knew and is just trying to save her ass.
By SH94 (2), SOUTHAMPTON on Sep 17, 15 11:57 AM
She ruined Southampton....Bring back Mondini and Fine please!
By SH94 (2), SOUTHAMPTON on Sep 17, 15 12:02 PM
And why were they fired?
By metsfan2 (158), southampton on Sep 17, 15 12:29 PM
She must have signed a morals clause in her contract.
She should be terminated immediately
By iceref (1), nesconset on Sep 17, 15 12:14 PM
She is an educator, she can't be fired.
The district will put her in a room and pay her 140k a year!
By Crixus (4), Southampton on Sep 17, 15 8:14 PM
She must be the "cool mom" I'm guessing.
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Sep 17, 15 12:26 PM
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By nazznazz (276), east hampton on Sep 17, 15 3:28 PM
Wow amazing that this woman wonders why gets can't learn, and have no respect. What a dope!
By chief1 (2768), southampton on Sep 17, 15 8:38 PM
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Nothing she did in the video was wrong or illegal. Blaming Adler-Okeefe for the quality of education at Southampton is absurd. Those of you that are blaming this one individual, how many board meetings do you attend? How many committees do you sit on to improve the quality of the educational system in the community?it's probably easier for you to sit at your computer, behind a screen name and attack someone else. Shame on you for your vicious intentions. Start focusing on the real issues and let ...more
By Mjones15 (2), Southampton on Sep 18, 15 8:23 AM
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I don't know what type of educator or leader she is one wold have to ask the other faculty about that. She is a professional woman who exhibited. poor judgment and exhibited no sense of boundaries. Does she sho those same qualities at work? I am not impressed by her decisions.
By metsfan2 (158), southampton on Sep 18, 15 8:53 AM
She should be fired! But she wont because everyone is afraid to stand up to what is wrong today. This is why this country is in the state that it is in. Oh and Mr. Z the 50's were a great time in our country, people had morels back then.
By capt. Jack (17), Southampton on Sep 18, 15 1:04 PM
I don't know about "morels", but I do recall something about the "invisible poor"...
By Mr. Z (11558), North Sea on Sep 18, 15 11:26 PM
Seems there was "invisible prosperity" too...
By Po Boy (4904), Water Mill on Sep 19, 15 5:35 PM
,,, people still have morels, I pick mine up at the vegetable stand.
By William Rodney (552), southampton on Sep 18, 15 3:31 PM
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Give it a rest. She did not do anything wrong in the video or otherwise.
The negative comments here are absurd.
By RUOK2 (14), Water Mill on Sep 18, 15 4:26 PM
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You're familiar with the phrase "guilt by association" yes?

A school administrator associating herself with the content and language in the video in any respect is appalling. The lyrics drop the P bomb, B bomb, S bomb, N bomb, F bomb.... and then there is the general content and theme of the video.

Kids get bombarded with this stuff all the time, now they have the added element of adults who are supposed to be in a position of authority who, at minimum, sent the message condoning ...more
By Po Boy (4904), Water Mill on Sep 18, 15 9:49 PM
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Not sure what is worse, that the Asst. Principle was in a soft porn video or that she had no clue what she was doing.
Sep 19, 15 6:36 AM appended by KevinLuss
"Principal''. Yes, I graduated from SH....
By KevinLuss (356), SH on Sep 19, 15 6:36 AM
Adler O'Keefe should be embarrassed and apologizing for making a horrible decision instead of claiming "she had no idea". Ignorance is bliss, but it won't stand up in court! For those of you who think she did nothing wrong- I completely disagree. Educators should be held to a high standard of conduct, which includes decision making AND accepting responsibility for choices made. I do not want this woman attempting to discipline my children and/or lecture them about "appropriate" choices. Move her ...more
By HamptonWaterBaby (2), Southampton on Sep 19, 15 7:27 AM
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Of course she knew exactly what she was doing i.e. Elite Dance Academy.
By KevinLuss (356), SH on Sep 19, 15 7:53 AM
Oh hamptonwaterbaby, shall we look into your past or shall we hide behind our name. for you 2 comments
By guest (68), Bridgehampton on Sep 22, 15 2:01 PM
Adler-O’Keefe, your desperate and pathetic attempt to "be cool" has failed.



By Q333 (161), Southampton on Sep 19, 15 10:48 AM
imagine if this were the sh village police chief, he wouldve been suspended without pay immediately.
By politcal pawn (120), Flanders on Sep 19, 15 12:04 PM
I see nothing wrong. It shows young woman in a great light. The video breaks stereotypes of young minorities, and something that should be shown in class. Nice work lady you're a fine role model.
By chief1 (2768), southampton on Sep 19, 15 6:07 PM
Every one calling for her to be let go...all I have to say is this. If the School District and the Board of Education can let a recently graduated member of the national honor society who was caught cheating on an exam off with 3 days in school suspension, I think they can let the VP's 2 minutes in this video slide. I mean one mistake in judgment shouldn't be grounds for ruining someone's career...(or college admissions prospects)...Something to think about all you people walking around in glass ...more
By pstevens (406), Wilmington on Sep 19, 15 7:09 PM
In other words, children and adults should be held to the same standard?

Search "teacher fired" for a glimpse of what goes on in the real world.
Sep 19, 15 9:33 PM appended by Po Boy
... let alone an adult in a profession where there is an expectation and requirement of higher standard...
By Po Boy (4904), Water Mill on Sep 19, 15 9:33 PM
Your premise is flawed. The woman actually works for and is paid by the people that are commenting here. Like it or not, they have a right. They are paying her to discipline their kids for doing exactly what she was glorifying in the video. Just a guess, but the commenters may also have a problem with her denying any knowledge of what she was doing despite being in the last scene of the video.
Sep 20, 15 6:57 AM appended by KevinLuss
to highhat, I don't think the woman should be fired.
By KevinLuss (356), SH on Sep 20, 15 6:57 AM
to KevinLuss:

There have been other witch hunts by commenters on 27east but this is the equal of any of them. No one disputes that this was an error in judgment (including Ms. Adler-O'Keefe herself.) But to suggest that she should be dismissed for such a minor lapse is ludicrous.

Further, your assertion that Ms. Adler-O'Keefe's appearance at the end of the video refutes here claim of ignorance is unpersuasive. There is no on-screen chronological continuity to video production. ...more
Sep 20, 15 11:36 AM appended by highhatsize
to KevinLuss (infra): Sorry to have been unclear, KevinLuss, I didn't mean to imply that YOU advocated sacking her. My response thereto referred to comments to that end by other posters. The second paragraph of my post is addressed to you specifically.
By highhatsize (4149), East Quogue on Sep 20, 15 11:36 AM
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She's an idiot, no defense. Plain and simple.
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Sep 20, 15 11:54 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3242120/Southampton-principal-video-Best-Friends-rapper-J-R-Trey-Songz.html

Well that escalated quickly...
By LI native (127), LI on Sep 20, 15 5:29 PM
to LI native:

If "The Hamptons" can be appended to any news story, the odds are that SOME medium, SOMEwhere, will pick it up.

It's too bad that there is no way (Please, readers, instruct me in the proper procedure if I am wrong) to publicize fun, bogus stories about "The Hamptons" for the media to repeat.

Some of my thoughts are:

"Bigfoot surfs Westhampton Beach"

"Elvis autographs (remastered CD's of his greatest hits) in Easthampton Village"

"Judge ...more
Sep 20, 15 9:01 PM appended by highhatsize
to KevinLuss: Addendum addendum, it should have been "supra" rather than "infra" supra.
By highhatsize (4149), East Quogue on Sep 20, 15 9:01 PM
As a result of the corrupt media in the US the dailymail in the UK is the best place to go to find out what is happening in the US -regardless. You see news there that would NEVER be covered by the lamestream media.
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Sep 20, 15 9:18 PM
to Mr. Snerdley:

While it is often worthwhile to read the European press for an unpasteurized perspective on local events, such is not the case here. The Daily Mail article (the link to which will soon be annihilated by the mad Press censors) is simply a reprint of the Southampton Press report, selected by the Daily Mail editors for no reason other than that it has the cachet of the “scandalous” “Hamptons”.

The story doesn't grow in significance because ...more
By highhatsize (4149), East Quogue on Sep 21, 15 5:41 AM
I noticed that. I also noticed that you should have clarified that it was unpersuasive to you. Unless of course, you have evidence to the contrary.
By KevinLuss (356), SH on Sep 21, 15 6:26 AM
Yes, it's a lovely crisp day out today...
By LI native (127), LI on Sep 21, 15 10:19 AM
"The story doesn't grow in significance because it was republished in Great Britain."

Your opinion aside highthat as to the reason the story was posted by the Daily Mail (is it the outrage, the poor judgment, the Hamptons, the decline of decency, or some combination - who knows - who cares?), I do not disagree with your unrelated point to an extent. The story is significant without the Daily Mail chiming in with additional pictures and information, such as her salary and date hired.

That ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Sep 21, 15 11:31 AM
She did it for the money-that is the whole story
By westhamptonboy (227), Westhampton on Sep 20, 15 6:02 PM
Anyone naive enough to believe that she wasn't aware of the content must be drinking from the same punch bowl of Kool-Aid The video was allegedly filmed at her residence. No doubt she was present at portions of the filming which surely would have apprised her of the content.

What a fooloish thing for an educator to be involved in, even if it may seem trivial. Poor decision on her part, and unfortunately it reflects badly even if hip hop antics are perceived as harmless. It's truly degrading ...more
By Harbor Master (110), Sag Harbor on Sep 21, 15 6:22 AM
It was not her house. But everything else you wrote was on point!
By S'hamptonNative (83), Southampton on Sep 21, 15 9:07 PM
She will probably end up getting a raise
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Sep 21, 15 5:35 PM
I am totally upset about this. I am a taxpayer of Southampton and I was not notified about or invited to this video shoot. I agree with everyone that this is an outrage and I should have been there to supervise the pouring of champagne on bikini clad women.
By deelove (150), Bridgehampton on Sep 22, 15 8:00 AM
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It is nice to see MOUTHAMPTON still exists. I pay taxes like everyone else does. Jump off your high horses. The AP did nothing wrong, she is an excellent AP and goes beyond her reach for your children.
By guest (68), Bridgehampton on Sep 22, 15 2:05 PM
The faux outrage here is bordering on funny. The thinly-veiled personal agendas are less so. I'ts well known in the district that Mr. Brand is less than objective when it comes to the AP. Additionally, the "higher standard" remark is really funny. The level of infraction he would have to commit that would result in him being fired is much higher than it would be in nearly every other profession. Higher standard? Hardly. One can have a nice, long career as an atrocious teacher as long as you're ...more
Sep 22, 15 10:33 PM appended by SouthShore
Those that are really concerned that Ms. Adler-O'Keefe is setting a poor example either don't have kids in the HS or don't have their own house in order.
By SouthShore (3), Southampton on Sep 22, 15 10:33 PM
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Fortunately for the students of SHS, Mr. Brand is a great one who is worth every penny. I can't speak of his objectivity in relation to Adler-O'Keefe, but I will say that if he takes issue with her or her behavior it must be for good reason. He is a smart, level headed, and well spoken educator that has a far better reputation in SHS than she ever will.
By S'hamptonNative (83), Southampton on Sep 23, 15 8:16 PM
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My intention wasn't to make a judgment on Mr. Brand as a teacher. As such, I certainly won't take issue with you about your opinion of him as a teacher or about his reputation. What I was taking issue with was the glaring lack of professionalism he displayed in this particular case. If the shoe were on the other foot, I would take similar issue with Mrs. Adler-O'Keefe making any such statement to the Press about Mr. Brand. It wouldn't be her place to do so even though, technically, he's her ...more
By SouthShore (3), Southampton on Sep 23, 15 10:06 PM
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By guest (68), Bridgehampton on Sep 25, 15 12:59 PM
Jerez........Ms O'Keefe? Is that you?
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Sep 23, 15 1:55 PM
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Lizzy Grubman, AP not cool. What does the School Board do??? They hired her...
By knitter (1858), Southampton on Sep 23, 15 5:25 PM
Lizzy Grubman, AP not cool. What does the School Board do??? They hired her...
By knitter (1858), Southampton on Sep 23, 15 5:25 PM
I'm going to have to move if I have to keep being embarrassed like this. People in other parts of the country have actually texted me about this. For shame, Southampton. Fie and a pox upon whatever. These adults today just aren't what they were like when I was in school, no sir. No sir!
By btdt (449), water mill on Sep 23, 15 9:55 PM
If you think far worse hasn't happened in the schools over the years, you can't have gone to school in SH. It's nicknamed Mouthampton for a reason.
By SouthShore (3), Southampton on Sep 23, 15 10:15 PM
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I was joking.

Sheesh.
By btdt (449), water mill on Sep 29, 15 7:15 PM
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By guest (68), Bridgehampton on Sep 25, 15 1:09 PM
Yawn
By joe hampton (3395), southampton on Sep 25, 15 1:58 PM
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By guest (68), Bridgehampton on Sep 25, 15 3:41 PM
Truth stinks Mr. Brand,
By guest (68), Bridgehampton on Sep 25, 15 5:07 PM
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