Mary Kay Letourneau: The Romance That was a Crime
'Hot for Teacher' Evenings
An article in The Seattle Times reported that bar owner Mike Morris said, "Letourneau has served her sentence, she's married her former student, and it's OK for them to have some fun on a Saturday night." A NY Issues piece let Morris expand his defense of these events. "It's turned into a sort of love story," he asserted. "I realize it had a sick twist at the beginning, but they're both adults now. They're both married by the state of Washington. So it's just go and have fun on a Saturday night — and if people are looking to have some fun, just come check us out."
"DJ Headline" has a Myspace website. It discloses that he specializes in club, hip-hop and rhythm and blues music. The website boasts advertisements for "Hot for Teacher" nights and other events at which he and Mary Kay appear. The couple has based an odd career on the crimes that catapulted Mary Kay to infamy.
However, that is not Mary Kay's only employment. She also works as a paralegal.
Does Gehrke believe Mary Kay and Vili are happily married? "Absolutely," he replies. "They're coming up to six years of marriage. I think if they weren't happily married, they would have said, 'screw it,' and gotten divorced. They seem happy together."