‘Taekwondo Sexual Abuse Takes Olympic Sports Bodies Into Human Trafficking and Class Action’ — Today at Beyond Chron

Published May 8th, 2018, Uncategorized

The latest explosive sexual abuse story in Olympic sports — a Colorado lawsuit against the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Taekwondo, and brothers Steven Lopez (a champion taekwondoin) and Jean Lopez (an Olympic head coach) — goes far beyond the #MeToo flavor of the month with which the major media have presented the flood of allegations of widespread and systematic misconduct by youth sports coaches.

For the first time, lawyers representing victims are utilizing a statutory mechanism that should allow them to pierce the veils of not just the bad actors in the coaching ranks, but also the institutions that protect their “brands’ by playing dumb and enabling heinous behavior.

For the corrupt, money-mad, patriotism-pandering Olympic movement, the implications are profound.

CONTINUED TODAY AT http://www.beyondchron.org/taekwondo-sexual-abuse-takes-olympic-sports-bodies-human-trafficking-class-action/