Archive for October, 2017

Writer Anthony Roberts Rekindles the Heat on Anti-Doping Chief Travis Tygart, Who Helped Cover Up USA Swimming Sex Abuse

Published October 20th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   My friend Anthony Roberts, a journalist who specializes in the performance-enhancing drugs world — and with whom I collaborated on a 2012 ebook — has published a compendium reminder that Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, carries topical baggage: As a lawyer for USA Swimming, he helmed cover-ups of […]

Judge Who Is Loose-Cannon Critic of Lehigh County District Attorney Martin Breaks Promise to Testify Against Him in SLAPP Suit

Published October 18th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   A Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas judge who spoke out colorfully to Concussion Inc. about the abuses of James Martin, the long-time district attorney there, and promised supportive testimony for the defendant in Martin’s First Amendment-chilling defamation lawsuit against a persistent critic, now has reneged on that promise. On October […]

In South African Exile, Root George Gibney Victim and Whistleblower Chalkie White Talks to the Irish Independent

Published October 17th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The story linked below, a must-read, speaks for itself. Just one comment from here: For the record, I have never spoken with Chalkie White. Once, I did seek to speak with White through an intermediary and the arrangements were under way, but before they could be completed I decided that bothering […]

Harvey Weinstein and George Gibney

Published October 16th, 2017, Uncategorized

OK, the headline is clickbait, in the sense that there is no link between fallen Hollywood kingpin Harvey Weinstein and former Irish Olympic swim team coach George Gibney. Well, no link except for the sexual predation thing. Weinstein … Bill Cosby … Donald Trump … Gibney. There is no telling what will be the tipping […]

Remember Dominick Bess? 14-Year-Old Bronx Football Player’s Autopsy Apparently Still Awaiting Completion

Published October 2nd, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Where we left off this grim story, a little more than a month ago, is that I declined a New York newspaper editorial page editor’s offer to resubmit later an op-ed essay questioning whether this 14-year-old’s sudden death, on the second day of football practice at Mount Saint Michael Academy, would […]