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‘Abuser coach Gibney denied US citizenship’ — Sunday Times of London

Published November 4th, 2017, Uncategorized

“George Gibney, the former Irish national swimming coach who fled to America 22 years ago after eluding trial for allegedly raping and molesting under-age swimmers, was refused US citizenship in 2010. The revelation was made by Charles R Breyer, a senior federal judge, during a Freedom of Information law case taken by Irvin Muchnick, an […]

George Gibney’s 2010 Application For American Citizenship Was Rejected, With No Other Consequences, Federal Judge Said

Published November 4th, 2017, Uncategorized

Chronological links to our series, which began January 27, 2015, under the headline “Why Is George Gibney — No. 1 At-Large Pedophile in Global Sports — Living in Florida? And Who Sponsored His Green Card?”:   by Irvin Muchnick   George Gibney, the disgraced former Irish Olympic swim team head coach who was established […]

Tom Humphries Case Prompts Irish Discussion of Similarities to George Gibney Story

Published October 25th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Yesterday we noted the criminal sentencing in Ireland of Tom Humphries, once a leading sportswriter there, for sexual abuse of a young woman starting when she was 14. Discussion of the Humphries case on Liveline, a program on the Irish public radio network RTÉ, led to mentions of George Gibney, the […]

Prominent Irish Sportswriter Tom Humphries Sentenced in Text-Grooming and Sex Abuse Case

Published October 24th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   As my Freedom of Information Act case in the American courts for more material on disgraced former Irish Olympic swim coach George Gibney continues in settlement discussions at the Ninth Circuit CCourt of Appeals, another sports sex abuse case has hit from Ireland. Tom Humphries, one of the country’s top sports journalists […]

In a Tired Celebrity Media Ritual, Michael Phelps ‘Opens Up’ About Everything — Well, Everything Except the Sex Abuse Right Under His Nose in the Swimming World

Published October 23rd, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   As noted yesterday, Michael Phelps told all in an interview with The Daily Beast. Phelps talked about being the face of a corporate water conservation campaign. (And we can be pretty sure a publicist for Colgate was behind this hyped interview “get.”) He talked about how becoming a father “fueled his […]