|badgerbag (badgerbag) wrote,|
@ 2012-08-06 05:34 pm UTC
(Trigger warning for what sounds like sexual assault or repeated, very inappropriate behavior)
This has nothing and everything to do with this particular swim coach association. Yes hold collectives responsible. But also, damn the legal system and just put the information out! Right away!
4 complaints from parents all in the same town? And did they even know about each other? And the guy continues to give private lessons in the very same swim club?
Never mind manouevers, go straight at 'em!
We don't need to hack, or leak, a damn thing, the information is there. Let everyone know that every time their ass will be hung out to dry. No it isn't safe. But neither is staying quiet.
“To understand how this culture can flourish", Allard said, "one need only look at the individuals in charge of USA Swimming. (USA Swimming President) Chuck Wielgus effectively thwarted any investigation of King by ordering that a swimmer's complaint of sex abuse be kept 'confidential' in 2002. Wielgus then attempted to deceive the American public on ESPN by stating that King was not even on USA Swimming's 'radar' until he was arrested in 2010 for child molestation. Wielgus repeated this under penalty of perjury in legal documents.”
According to multiple sources, among the damning facts regarding USA Swimming include making deals with coaches who have abused minors in order to keep the issue quiet; the influential leader of the coach’s association, John Leonard, stalling attempts
by the organization to tighten sexual abuse policies; and USA Swimming creating its own insurance company (United States Sports Insurance Company) that did not include sexual molestation as part of its coverage until the USOC pressured it to on May 3, 1999.