Archive for March, 2017

Germantown Academy Families: Forum on Fixing Bullying Climate at School Where Shoulberg Coached Swimming Didn’t Go Well

Published March 15th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   A couple of weeks ago we previewed a March 9 meeting at which Sue Swearer, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychology professor who is an expert on bullying and harassment issues, would be presenting findings of a study of the climate at the Germantown Academy outside Philadelphia. This is where legendary USA […]

Tamara Holder, Who Just Settled a Sexual Assault Claim Against Fox News, Is the Only TV Journalist So Far Who Has Covered Our George Gibney FOIA Case

Published March 9th, 2017, Uncategorized

Tamara Holder, the former host of Sports Court on Fox News who left the network this year, just settled for more than $2.5 million a civil lawsuit claiming that the former vice president for Fox News Latino, Francisco Cortes, tried to force her to perform oral sex on him, according to the New York Times. See https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/business/fox-news-roger-ailes-sexual-assault-settlement.html. On […]

USA Swimming Papers: FBI Documented Future USOC Drug Czar Travis Tygart Enabling Flight to Venezuela of Criminal Sex Abuser at His Alma Mater

Published March 7th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   A lawyer for USA Swimming, who would go on to become the acclaimed head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), counseled the group’s 2001 investigation of a confessed molester coach who jumped bail on 14 criminal counts and returned to his native Venezuela, where he has continued to coach ever since. […]

Four Years Before Indianapolis Star Acquired USA Gymnastics Cover-Up Files, Concussion Inc. Reported FBI-Subpoenaed USA Swimming Cover-Up Files

Published March 5th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The Indianapolis Star is reporting on its acquisition — by order of a Georgia judge — of 5,600 pages of documents on the handling by USA Gymnastics of years of allegations of sexual abuse by its coaches and officials. This is invaluable information toward what must become the end game: Congressional […]

Thomas R. Burke of Davis Wright Tremaine Directs Opposition to Trump Government’s Appeal of Concussion Inc.’s Win in George Gibney FOIA Case

Published March 5th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Concussion Inc. is pleased to announce that Thomas R. Burke of San Francisco’s Davis Wright Tremaine LLP will be co-counseling with my attorney Roy S. Gordet in opposition to the federal government’s appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of our district court victory for public release of more records […]