Ohio State urged to implement institutional changes along with compensation for Dr. Strauss victims

Posted in Ohio State on March 25, 2020

Following Ohio State’s announcement that it would move to compensate nearly half of the Dr. Strauss individuals who filed claims, attorneys representing 85 survivors from a class action lawsuit are vowing to continue fighting for both compensation and institutional reform. “It’s not just about compensation: we believe Ohio State must implement institutional changes to ensure… read more

Former USA Diving Coach Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery Allowing Lawsuit on Behalf of Olympic Hopeful to Proceed Against the USOC & USA Diving

Posted in Lawsuits,USA Diving on June 6, 2019

Former USA Diving and Ohio State University assistant diving coach William Bohonyi entered a plea of guilty to the sexual battery of one-time Olympic hopeful diver Eszter Pryor. As a result of his guilty plea, Bohonyi faces up to ten years in prison. The guilty plea also allows a lawsuit by a group of nationally… read more

SafeSport Permanently Bans USA Taekwondo Olympian Steven Lopez

Posted in Lawsuits,SafeSport,USA Taekwondo,USOC on September 17, 2018

The US Center for SafeSport has now permanently banned USA Taekwondo (USAT) Olympian Steven Lopez some 17 months after receiving the case. But as Deadspin reports, will the ban be permanent? It remains to be seen if SafeSport vigorously defends the ban against Steven Lopez or if they look for an excuse to lift the… read more

SafeSport Added Lawsuit Charging the USOC & USA Taekwondo with Gross Negligence & Racketeering

Posted in Lawsuits,SafeSport,USA Taekwondo,USOC on September 17, 2018

An amended lawsuit was filed in Federal Court alleging that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and SafeSport, along with USA Taekwondo, secretly engaged in racketeering under RICO by obstructing a sexual abuse investigation into taekwondo coach Jean Lopez and his brother, Steven Lopez. Olympian Kay Poe also added her name to the sexual abuse… read more

Eszter ‘Estee’ Pryor: From Olympic Hopeful to Sex Abuse Victim

Posted in Lawsuits,Ohio State,USA Diving,USOC on September 17, 2018

Estee Pryor was already grabbing attention as a diving sensation when she won a bronze medal at the 2013 Pan Am Juniors competition in Tuscon, Arizona. Her victory there is one of the reasons Estee looked to upping her game by joining the Ohio State Diving Club, which practices near her hometown. It’s important to… read more

Who Was Dr. Richard Strauss from Ohio State University

Posted in Lawsuits,Ohio State on July 23, 2018

Former Ohio State Team Physician Dr. Richard Strauss and Athlete Abuse  With the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit against Ohio State University and its former team physician, Dr. Richard Strauss, questions are arising regarding who Richard Strauss really was, and why Ohio State did not act quickly and decisively to protect student-athletes. More and… read more

The Mandy Meloon Story

Posted in Lawsuits,USA Taekwondo,USOC on July 18, 2018

Not all coaches are pedophiles, but many pedophiles want to be coaches Mandy Meloon was a rising 13-year-old taekwondo fighter when she arrived at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to train full-time in the sport. Given the prestige of the institution, Mandy’s parents trusted Olympic authorities when they said she would… read more

Ohio State Sued Over Dr. Richard Strauss’ Sexual Misconduct

Posted in Lawsuits,Ohio State on July 17, 2018

Federal class-action lawsuit states Ohio State knew about Dr. Strauss’ alleged sexual behavior towards athletes and took no action to stop him.  Four nationally prominent law firms are joining together to announce the filing of a federal class-action lawsuit against The Ohio State University (case 2:18-cv-00692-MHW-EPD Doe 1 et al.). The lawsuit filed by Rex… read more

USA Diving Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Posted in Lawsuits,Ohio State,USA Diving,USOC on July 16, 2018

Class Action Molestation Lawsuit Filed Against the USOC & USA Diving on Behalf of Olympic Hopeful The Ohio State University is alleged to have known about the sexual abuse of an Olympic diving hopeful and did not notify law enforcement. Indianapolis, Indiana – July 16, 2018 – A group of nationally prominent sex abuse attorneys… read more

Congress Looks into Sexual Assault Allegations Regarding Olympic Athletes

Posted in USA Gymnastics,USA Swimming,USOC on July 13, 2018

A congressional hearing into more sexual assault allegations regarding Olympic athletes is moving beyond gymnastics. It now involves USA Swimming, as well as other sports. Tim Hinchey, president and CEO of USA Swimming, testified earlier this year before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee—a committee which is looking in to whether U.S. Olympic organizations are… read more