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

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

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

Taekwondo Trafficking

Posted in Lawsuits,USA Taekwondo,USOC on May 22, 2018

Taekwondo Champions File a Sex Trafficking Lawsuit against the United States Olympic Committee The four champion athletes claim that the USOC engaged in sex trafficking by forcing the athletes to train and travel with known sex predators. Denver, CO — May 4, 2018 — A Federal lawsuit filed today in Denver, Colorado claims that the… read more