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Girl kicked out of camp for kissing boy: lawsuit

The parents of a 15-year-old Westport girl are suing a summer camp in Massachusetts, saying their daughter was kicked out of camp after she was kissed by a boy.

The lawsuit says the girl was kicked out of Camp Emerson in Hinsdale, Mass., earlier this month and a camp official falsely accused her and the boy of sexually provocative behavior.

The suit does not name the girl or her parents.

Rosemarie Arnold, attorney for the family, says she filed the lawsuit Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court. It seeks more than $600,000 in damages, alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress, defamation and other claims.

According to the lawsuit, male counselors at the camp encouraged the boy to kiss the 15-year-old because they recognized the pair had "deep feelings for each other."

The counselors high-fived the boy after learning of the kiss, the lawsuit states.

After learning of the kiss, Sue Lein, named as the owner/operator of Camp Emerson in the lawsuit, scolded the teen, accused her of sexually provocative behavior, and called her a slut, the attorney claims.

A camp official declined to comment.

Associated Press / NBCConnecticut