FRESNO, Calif. - Bartko confirmed to us he sent out this statement from a personal email account. In it, Bartko says he's filed an administrative claim regarding his employment, in order to preserve his right to file a lawsuit.
The first portion of the statement reads, in part:
Despite what the public has been told by Fresno State, and despite cruel rumors spread about me personally and professionally both before and after my departure, I did not leave Fresno State by choice or for "personal reasons." Given the facts about how I was treated over the last 10 months of my employment, I believe Fresno State's actions against me and the handling of my forced exit were unlawful.
Bartko first revealed his story of surviving childhood sexual abuse back in January of 2017, then disclosing he underwent treatment.
He spoke with us at a school event in April of 2017.
Here is the full Settlement Agreement, as released by Fresno State:
Reporting in Fresno, Megan Rupe.