A former student at Horace Mann School in New York has penned a book chronicling some of his most terrifying school memories involving a teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted him and bragged about driving 12 other students to commit suicide.
According to the New York Post, Stephen Fife’s upcoming memoir The 13th Boy: A Memoir of Education and Abuse, features explicit details behind a few scandals that rocked his school, including how his English teacher Robert Berman sexually abused him.
Fife (pictured above) claims he wasn’t the only victim at the university-preparatory school located in The Bronx. While he doesn’t list names, he does mention that Berman bragged about forcing 12 students to kill themselves.
A former student at the elite Horace Mann School in The Bronx says his pedophile English teacher bragged about driving 12 kids to suicide — and vowed to make him the 13th.
“You will join a long list of willful children who lashed out and then couldn’t make it on their own,” Robert Berman told one of his teen victims, Stephen Fife, according to Fife’s upcoming memoir, “The 13th Boy: A Memoir of Education and Abuse.”
“Suddenly, Mr. Berman was rattling off a long list of 12 names with sardonic glee,” writes Fife.
The names, Fife says, were Berman’s alleged victims who killed themselves.
“You will be the 13th boy, and you will have only yourself to blame,” Berman allegedly warned Fife.
Fife, who is now 61-years-old, says he reported a half-dozen sexual assaults to demonstrators, but no one believed him.
“He was on top of me on the sofa, holding my arms down, pressing his lips against mine,” he writes. “I managed to throw him off and run for the door.” Fife said he finally confronted Berman after graduation, saying, “You’re a terrible, destructive person.”
Berman has been accused of sexually assaulting his students in the past. Currently he is living with one of his former male students in upstate New York.
Fife was one out of 36 former students who received a settlement from the school over abuse allegations in 2013. There was also a New York Times article penned in 2012 regarding the elite school’s secret history of sexual abuse.
Fife’s book is set to hit shelves September 22.
SOURCE: New York Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Handout