Scrivner takes medical leave from Kern County Board of Supervisors

Scrivner did not attend the board of supervisors meeting this week.

Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner has taken a medical leave of absence from the board after he has been accused of sexually assaulting one of his children. 

Scrivner’s attorney H.A. Sala revealed the medical leave on Wednesday. 


The big picture: Sala said in a statement that he notified Kern County Interim Chief Administrative Officer Elsa Martinez on Monday that Scrivner is on medical leave. 

  • Sala said there will be no further information provided at this time. 
  • Scrivener was absent from the board meeting on Tuesday, where several people called for him to resign.  

The backstory: Last month Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood revealed that Scrivner had been stabbed twice in the upper torso by one of his sons, who was protecting one of the other children from the alleged sexual assault. 

  • Sala said Scrivner was suicidal and that his son stabbed him in order to keep him from killing himself with a gun. 
  • Detectives seized around 30 firearms from Scrivner’s house in Tehachapi, electronics and a small quantity of psychedelic mushrooms. 
  • Scrivner’s wife, Christina Scrivner, filed for divorce in March. 
  • Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office is reviewing the case due to a potential conflict of interest given that Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer is Scrivner’s aunt. 
  • Sala refuted all allegations made against Scrivner, saying there is no evidence to corroborate them. 
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