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June 11, 2014

Smoking Gun in the Perjury Case Against Chuck Wielgus, USA Swimming’s Chief Executive Since 1997

by Irvin Muchnick   As we’ve just reported, the group of USA Swimming sexual abuse victims who successfully petitioned the International Swimming Hall of Fame to […]
June 11, 2014

Read Muchnick’s 2012 Ebook, PENN STATE IN THE POOL: The Cover-Up of the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal — Proceeds to Be Offered to Promote Victims’ Petition to Congress

by Irvin Muchnick In light of recent developments, it is a good time for readers starting to focus on the USA Swimming national disgrace to take […]
June 11, 2014

Here’s How Publishers Weekly Covered the Final Settlement in ‘Freelance’

“Twenty Years Later, Landmark Digital Lawsuit Concludes” by Andrew Albanese http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/62825-20-years-later-landmark-digital-lawsuit-concludes.html   My 2011 essay for PW, “Unsettled,” is at http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/columns-and-blogs/soapbox/article/48484-unsettled.html. PW’s 2010 interview with me […]
June 11, 2014

What I Told Publishers Weekly in 2010 About the Legacy of the ‘Freelance’ Case

PW: What do you hope your legacy will be with the Freelance settlement? IM: That we were able to move the ball down the field toward an equitable […]
June 11, 2014

Text of the New Petition by USA Swimming Abuse Victims — Directed to the Congressional Olympic and Paralympics Caucus

http://www.change.org/petitions/senate-committee-on-commerce-science-and-transportation-ask-congress-to-protect-athletes-from-sexual-abuse-the-way-students-are-protected-2 On June 3rd, the Swimming Hall of Fame rescinded Chuck Wielgus’s membership, due to his failure to address sexual abuse of young female swimmers. The […]
June 11, 2014

Court Case on Fort Lauderdale’s Public Records on Alex Pussieldi Moves Forward

by Irvin Muchnick   Fort Lauderdale assistant city attorney Alan E. Boileau has filed a notice of appearance in my lawsuit against the city, in Broward […]
June 12, 2014

Joyce Flashback: The Day Debbie Phelps (Michael’s Mom) Hung Up on Me When I Asked Her About Sexual Abuse in Swimming

by Tim Joyce     With the focus today on public calls by sexual abuse victims for the resignation of USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus […]
June 13, 2014

As Demands Multiply For Wielgus Resignation, Prosecution, Congress – Let’s See What USA Swimming Does About Alex Pussieldi and Dustin Perry

by Irvin Muchnick     Even as Chuck Wielgus has been blocked from the Hall of Fame and as a second petition by abuse victims is […]
June 16, 2014

USA Swimming Bars Media Credentials For Muchnick at This Weekend’s Santa Clara Grand Prix

by Irvin Muchnick   My request for media credentials at this weekend’s Santa Clara (California) Grand Prix meet, which will feature Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, and […]