News Release: Court Enters $2.5 Million Dollar Judgment Against Jason McLean

Court Enters $2.5 Million Dollars Judgements Against Jason Mclean

Mclean Evades Court Order, Sells Businesses and Flees to California, Mexico

(St. Paul, MN) – On October 26, 2017, Hennepin County Judge Frank Magill entered an order for default judgment for $2,500,000 in favor of Doe 114 and against former Minneapolis business-owner and child sex abuser, Jason McLean. McLean is named in five lawsuits filed by former students of the Children’s Theatre Company and School, who McLean sexually abused when they were young girls attending the theatre school.

“We have been hunting down McLean; we found him in California and then chased him to Mexico, and now it is time for serious reckoning,” said attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents Doe 114 and four other survivors. “We are concerned that McLean still continues to pose a serious risk of harm, and we will continue to do whatever it takes to make him accountable to the women he harmed as children, even if it means chasing him to the ends of the earth.”

In addition to the monetary judgment, Judge Magill found that McLean admitted to sexually abusing Doe 114 when she was a child. The Court concluded as a matter of law that McLean engaged in sexual contact with Doe 114, Laura Adams, Doe 76, Doe 116 and Doe 496 when they were children in violation of Minnesota law. The court also sanctioned McLean for failing to appear for his court-ordered deposition in August 2017.

McLean is the former owner of the Varsity Theater and Loring Pasta Bar in Minneapolis.  After the lawsuits were filed, McLean fled to Oakland, California, where he owns and operates the restaurant Small Wonder. It is believed McLean currently resides in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico, and is purchasing real estate that includes a $1,500,000 house.

Attached are court filings in Doe 114 v. Jason McLean, filed in Hennepin County District Court, file No. 27-CV-16-1712 and photographs of the property McLean is purchasing in Mexico.