Susan Allen, a former Andover, Massachusetts resident, was shaking as she read a letter to the Andover Select Board during a July 19 meeting. Allen is one of the many people in town who have met Fahey throughout the years, continue to support him and oppose his firing.
“After upon hearing about the firing of Mr. Fahey, many women from over the 27-year history contacted me asking me what we could do,” said Allen. “I said the best thing I think we can do is speak our truth and so that’s what I’m here to do tonight to speak upon our experience.”
Fahey was accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a minor, which led to him being fired as the director of Andover Youth Services. Many people in the town were outraged by this firing, believing that he would never do such a thing or even if he is guilty, this accusation shouldn’t have resulted in a firing.
The Cormier Youth Center, home to Andover Youth Services where Bill Fahey was the director. Allen, someone who met Fahey when she was 14 and was employed at Andover Youth Services until 2009.