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July 19, 2022

‘When abuse scandals hit, colleges hire “independent” investigators — and the cover-up begins’ (full text from Salon)

The piece below was originally published at Salon on June 20, at https://www.salon.com/2022/06/20/colleges-hire-independent-investigators-after-abuse-scandals–and-not-much-happens/.   by Irvin Muchnick   Third-party investigation of college abuse scandals: A dubious […]
July 16, 2022

‘Vince McMahon’s hush-money scandal: A window into Trump’s America’ … today at Salon

… Beginning nearly 40 years ago, I wrote some of the earliest major articles that took the wrestling industry seriously and explored the relationship between its […]
June 26, 2022

I Believe I Know the Identity of One of the Accused in the San Diego State Football Gang Rape Story. And It’s a Prominent Name. What Would YOU Do?

by Irvin Muchnick   For what is now closing in on a year, the campus of San Diego State University has been roiled by the story […]
June 20, 2022

‘College sports and the cover-up industry’ — today at Salon

In the wake of a devastating series of reports by Scott Reid of the Orange County Register about the toxic, bullying culture of the University of […]
June 16, 2022

New Allegations of WWE’s Vince McMahon’s Hush Money Payments Recall Old Story of His Rape Accuser, Referee Rita Chatterton

by Irvin Muchnick   The Wall Street Journal has broken the story of the WWE board’s investigation of Vince McMahon for reportedly paying $3 million to […]
May 28, 2022

Teri McKeever – Celebrated Cal Women’s Swimming Coach Facing Massive Allegations of Mistreatment of Her Athletes – Is Newest Test of Institutions’ Bogus ‘Independent Investigation’ Model

by Irvin Muchnick   The litany of allegations against University of California-Berkeley women’s swimming coach Teri McKeever – a one-time head Olympic coach and probably the […]
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