Archive for December, 2013

Oregon State Coach Liebowitz Doesn’t Just Know a Lot About That State’s Swimming Sex Abuse Scandals — He’s Also Privy to Important Info on the Cover-Up History of Rapist Hall of Famer Paul Bergen

Published December 19th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   We earlier suggested that federal investigators subpoena Larry Liebowitz, the swim coach at Oregon State University, now that the Beaver State is in focus over the recently concluded Paul Bergen-NOT Junior International meet (previously named for the International Swimming Hall of Fame coach who was publicly accused by […]

Congressman Mike Honda: ‘I Support and Stand By Congressman Miller’s Work’ on Sex Abuse in Swimming

Published December 19th, 2013, Uncategorized

Congressman Mike Honda, whose district was probably the first in which famed swim coach Mitch Ivey’s long-running sexual abuse occurred, has issued a statement supporting the federal investigations of youth athletics that are being spurred by George Miller, another U.S. representative from California. Honda becomes the third member of Congress to speak out explicitly about […]

Oregon Park District: We Are Separate From Tualatin Hills Swim Club, Knew Nothing About Paul Bergen Sex Abuse Prior to Concussion Inc. Inquiry

Published December 18th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Eighteen days after our initial query to the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, and three days after the conclusion of the latest edition of a 15-year-old annual junior international swim meet — and the first no longer named after rapist Hall of Fame coach Paul Bergen — […]

Another Paul Bergen Victim Speaks: Filling in the Spaces in the Career of the Rapist Hall of Fame Coach

Published December 17th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   We know that Olympic gold medalist Deena Deardurff Schmidt has offered unrefuted testimony of her molestation at the hands of her youth coach, Paul Bergen. We also know that Bergen took an interlude away from swimming, during which he trained horses. Now Concussion Inc. tells some of the […]

Memo to Congressional Investigators: Subpoena Oregon State University’s Husband-and-Wife Swim Coach Team — Pals of Defrocked Olympic Coach Mark Schubert

Published December 16th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   For months we’ve been trying to get a word out of Oregon State University swimming coach Larry Liebowitz, or his wife and fired assistant, Mary Anne Gerzanick-Liebowitz, about their old friend Mark Schubert. The Liebowitzes have information that would be useful in sorting out the lawsuit against Schubert […]