Compton USD Member Skyy Fisher Vows to Keep Seat After Sexual Assault Arrest
A Compton school board member arrested last week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a sleeping man, said he will not step down despite numerous calls for his resignation. School board member Skyy Fisher, 31, was arrested on sexual assault charges of an unconscious victim reported law enforcement officials.
On Tuesday, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of oral copulation of a person who was asleep or unconscious. The Los Angeles Times reported that Fisher was taken to San Diego County and booked at the Vista Detention Center. He was held on $100,000 bail and released Thursday.
According to an arrest warrant, a 26-year-old man told San Diego police in April that Fisher had performed oral sex on him as he slept. The two men were on a trip to San Diego and shared a room, but were sleeping in separate beds, according to the arrest warrant. The man told police he woke as Fisher was sexually assaulting him. In May, authorities obtained a search warrant to collect Fisher’s DNA. An analysis confirmed the presence of Fisher’s DNA on the man’s body, according to court documents.
Fisher’s tenure on the Compton Unified School Board of Trustees has been plagued with controversy for the past several years. A number of local city leaders and residents had called for Fishers resignation after he was caught on a local radio program/podcast calling slain teenager Trayvon Martin a “fa**ot Black dude” and school Superintendent Karen Frison a “b**ch” in 2012.
Fisher’s comments in video:
- “that white dude that killed that faggot Black dude in Florida. I’m going to go out and try to search for this [inaudible].”
- “If you all see that George Zimmerman bitch, tell him I’m looking for him.”
- “That bitch superintendent wouldn’t give me a fucking district car, and I told that bitch that I was going to get her.”
- “The daughter is like, doing bad in the class, and she’s trying to get back at the teacher… The father comes to the board meeting,
crying and shit to the board, talking about his daughter’s been raped and all kind of bullshit. All of a sudden, this motherfucker has six attorneys.”
-“Wow, so instead of you guys stealing the money, someone else is stealing the money from the district,” says one host. Fisher’s response: “Yeah! Yeah!”
-“We’re meeting this Tuesday at 7 o’clock. Oh! You’ve got to definitely come. There’s solidarity with this Trayvon Martin bitch, and I’m trying to get on news so I’m wearing the hoodies at the whole board meeting… It’s the perfect publicity stunt. I’m going to wear a hoodie, the news is going to come out, and I’m going to announce my candidacy for City Council, goddammit.”
-“If I saw myself walking down the street with a hoodie on, I’d shoot myself too!”
Fisher later issued an apology and took a leave of absence to address what he called “a range of personal and health-related issues,” posted on the Compton Unified School District’s website.
In a statement released through his spokeswoman, Skyy D. Fisher said inaccurate information has been disseminated in an effort to force him from the school board. He vowed to fight the allegations while continuing to serve the students and parents of Compton. “Mr. Fisher expects to be fully exonerated and vindicated in this matter,” Jasmyne Cannick, his spokeswoman, said in the statement.