Flying into a tirade at a 13-year-old girl who had been drugged and raped and yelling at her that she was stupid and it was her fault is extreme and outrageous conduct that exceeds that bounds of decency tolerated in a civilized community and so the tirade supports a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress. To make matters worse, the person who committed the outrageous conduct was the victim’s grandmother. Also, there was substantial evidence to support the jury’s finding that the grandmother was acting in the course and scope of her duties as a director of the Trinity Christian Center; hence, the judgment against that entity was also affirmed.
No. G055602, 2019 Cal. App. LEXIS 864 (Ct. App. Sep. 12, 2019)