Lawsuit: USOC, USA Taekwondo Enabled "Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, And Trafficking" Of Athletes

A 132-page lawsuit filed last week says the U.S. Olympic Committee “has reached for commercial success at all costs by ignoring, denying, obstructing, or covering up complaints of sexual abuse.” It also accuses the USOC of “deferring and diverting investigations” and supporting the national governing bodies that…

Dominique Moceanu Says Speaking Up About Abuse Ruined Her Career For Nearly A Decade

Dominique Moceanu was nervous as she sat in the green room before being interviewed on HBO’s Real Sports in 2008. It was not nearly the biggest stage she’d faced, but the challenge in front of her was a new one. The 1996 Olympic gold medalist and 1995 national champion was about to talk about her experiences as an…

Q&A With Two-Time Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison On Post-Olympic Depression And Her Upcoming MMA Debut

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Kayla Harrison became the first American to win a gold medal in judo. Four years later, she defended her title at the Rio Games. That’s the last time she competed in judo. Since then, Harrison has been training for a shift to MMA and working on a book about child sexual abuse, based on…

Interim MSU President Says He Has "Different Memories" Of Meeting With Larry Nassar Victim

Interim Michigan State president John Engler sat down recently with the Detroit News, answering how long he expects to stay in charge of the university (just until next year, he hopes); responding to the woman who says he offered her a check to drop her lawsuit related to sexual abuse by Larry Nassar; and how Nassar’s…

MSU Board Meeting Erupts As Larry Nassar Victim Says School President Tried To Buy Her Off

While speaking at a tense Michigan State University board meeting today, Kaylee Lorincz, who said she was sexually abused by former MSU doctor Larry Nassar, detailed a troubling interaction with interim president John Engler. According to Lorincz, Engler attempted to “coerce” her into settling a civil lawsuit against…

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MSU PR Firm Confirms It Monitored Nassar Victims' Social Media, But Wants To Make It Sound Less Bad

A report yesterday from the Lansing State Journal revealed that in January—the same month over 150 women gave victim-impact statements in Michigan courtrooms about Larry Nassar’s serial sexual abuse—the PR firm Weber Shandwick billed Michigan State, Nassar’s old employer, for more than $500,000. According to the…

Report: MSU Spent Half A Million Dollars Monitoring Nassar Victims' And Journalists' Social Media Accounts 

A day after William Strampel, the former dean of the osteopathic medical school at Michigan State University and the ex-boss of disgraced sexual abuser Larry Nassar, was charged with criminal sexual conduct and willful neglect of duty, the Lansing State Journal reported that MSU spent in excess of $500,000 keeping…