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Ex-Olympian Picabo Street Charged With Assaulting Her Father

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Olympic gold medal skier Picabo Street has been charged with domestic violence assault in Utah after she got in a fight with her father, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. The fight and subsequent arrest happened last month, on Dec. 23, at Street’s home outside of Park City, Utah, but weren’t reported on until yesterday, first by the Salt Lake Tribune.


Here’s how the arresting officer described what happened in the booking information provided today by the sheriff’s office.

I arrived and made contact with Picabo Street, who stated that she had got into a fight with her father Roland. Picabo stated that during the fight, Roland pulled her hair. Picabo stated that during the fight, she pushed Roland down the stairs and locked him in the basement before she called dispatch.

I then spoke with Roland who is 76 years old. Roland stated he was attempting to leave the house and in the process bumped his car into the house. Roland stated that Picabo then began to get very angry and started yelling at him. Roland stated that the two went into the house where the fight turned physical.

Roland stated Picabo grabbed his shoulder/neck and then pushed him down the stairs. Roland stated that he fell down two flights of stairs and may have hit his head. Roland also had several cuts to his elbow and neck.

Both individuals stated that the fight happened in the presence of Picabo’s 3 children.


The charges against Street are three misdemeanor counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child, and one misdemeanor count of assault. She’s currently out on bond.

Street’s best known for her 1990's success as a skier, winning the silver medal in the downhill at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and a gold medal in the Super-G in 1998 at the Nagano Olympics—followed by years of regular appearances in commercials for ChapStick.

Image via Summit County Sheriff’s Office

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