Archive for November, 2014

Miami Herald’s Jack Nelson Obit Doesn’t Mention Diana Nyad Abuse Allegations. Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s Does.

Published November 6th, 2014, Uncategorized

Look for the December issue of Outside magazine on newsstands starting November 11. Outside has published a 14-plus-page investigative package on the USA Swimming sexual abuse and cover-up scandals featured in Muchnick & Joyce’s writings at Concussion Inc.   by Irvin Muchnick  To its credit, Fort Lauderdale’s Sun Sentinel deals with the guts of Jack […]

This Tells You All You’ll Need to Know About USA Swimming’s Whining About the Upcoming Article on Sex Abuse/Cover-Up in Outside Magazine

Published November 5th, 2014, Uncategorized

USA Swimming president Jim Sheehan: “USA Swimming’s Communications team worked with the Outside magazine reporter …” Outside executive editor Alex Heard: “Wow. We tried many times to get USA Swimming’s Chuck Wielgus to discuss the story’s allegations with our writer. We were told Wielgus and the organization were too busy dealing with media calls about Michael Phelps’s […]

USA Swimming Gets A Head Start on Damage Control for a Long Article on Sex Abuse and Cover-Up, “Unprotected,” in the December Issue of Outside Magazine

Published November 5th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Concussion Inc. has obtained an internal USA Swimming memorandum in which the organization warns member clubs of a lengthy article on the sexual abuse and cover-up scandals upcoming in the December issue of Outside magazine. The memo by board president Jim Sheehan notes that the magazine reaches subscribers by mail this […]

How Jack Nelson’s Death Is Being Covered; What Congressman Miller Told the FBI About Nelson’s Fort Lauderdale Swim Team

Published November 5th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   As noted in the previous post, legendary swimming coach Jack Nelson has died at 82.  In 2007 the New Times weekly of Broward and Palm Beach Counties in South Florida published a cover story detailing the allegations of celebrity open water swimmer Diana Nyad that she was repeatedly raped by Nelson, […]

Jack Nelson, Hall of Fame Swim Coach Accused of Molesting Diana Nyad, Dies

Published November 5th, 2014, Uncategorized

Jack Nelson was three days shy of his 83rd birthday. He reportedly suffered from Alzheimer’s.