Archive for March, 2018

Houston Chronicle’s Nose Is Growing on ‘Cutting For Space’ Explanation;  More Likely It’s Self-Censoring Article on U.S. Center for SafeSport Investigation of Local Coach and Accused Groomer-Abuser James Scott MacFarland

Published March 30th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Earlier this week Concussion Inc. reported that the Houston Chronicle was about to publish an article on a U.S. Center for SafeSport investigation of Scott MacFarland. Sarah Ehekircher accuses MacFarland of grooming and abusing her from age 17, and USA Swimming of botching the original 2010 hearing of her complaint. Our […]

Chris DeSantis: ‘SafeSport Needs Absolute Transparency’

Published March 30th, 2018, Uncategorized

As referenced at the C DeS blog: http://chrisdcoach.com/blog/2018/3/30/media-roundup-swimswam-and-glamour The article at the swimming news site SwimSwam: https://swimswam.com/desantis-safesport-needs-absolute-transparency/

While the World Watches, Sarah Ehekircher’s Case and Others Move Forward at the U.S. Center for SafeSport

Published March 28th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Sarah Ehekircher, who accuses her old swimming coach Scott MacFarland of grooming and abusing her from the age of 17 more than 30 years ago, yesterday told me that the U.S. Center for SafeSport had told her it received the USA Swimming files of the 2010 investigation and National Board of […]

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Refers George Gibney Immigration Questions and Irish Extradition Campaign to House Judiciary Committee: Press Report

Published March 28th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Heeding an appeal from Irish politician Maureen O’Sullivan, Congresswoman Jackie Speier has asked the House Judiciary Committee to explore the curious permanent residence status of former Irish Olympic swimming coach George Gibney and to consider support of the campaign by Gibney’s Irish sexual abuse victims and their advocates to have him […]

Craig ‘I’m a Journalist’ Lord of SwimVortex Is ‘Working On’ a Story About ‘Documents’ That Purport to Show American Swimming Coaches Association’s John Leonard Did Right in George Gibney’s U.S. Visa and Colorado Coaching Job Scenario

Published March 27th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   When last we checked in with Craig Lord, editor of SwimVortex, the favorite industry lap dog of American Swimming Coaches Association executive director John Leonard, Lord said he would “think about” releasing documents regarding Leonard and George Gibney, or at least describing them better than Lord has to date. Lord asserted, […]