Archive for May, 2018

Former FDA Official Daniel Fabricant, Now an Industry Lobbyist, Huffs and Puffs at Anthony Roberts Article Exposing His Shocking Misconduct

Published May 10th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   My friend and fellow investigative journalist Anthony Roberts has published a powerful article, based solely on public records, exploring workplace abuses, discrimination, and harassment of whistleblowers by Daniel Fabricant, chief executive of the dietary supplement lobbying group Natural Products Association (NPA). Fabricant and his lawyer had no substantive response to the […]

Suppose They Had a Class Action Against USA Swimming — And the Class Was the Hundreds of Thousands of Members Against Whom Fraud Got Perpetrated With Use of Their Dues to Fund the ‘Safe Sport’ Program?

Published May 9th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Yesterday the San Francisco news site Beyond Chron published my article about the far-reaching implications of a new lawsuit against the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Taekwondo claiming sexual abuse and human trafficking. For technical reasons explained in the piece, the taekwondo case has been structured as a class action. You […]

‘Taekwondo Sexual Abuse Takes Olympic Sports Bodies Into Human Trafficking and Class Action’ — Today at Beyond Chron

Published May 8th, 2018, Uncategorized

The latest explosive sexual abuse story in Olympic sports — a Colorado lawsuit against the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Taekwondo, and brothers Steven Lopez (a champion taekwondoin) and Jean Lopez (an Olympic head coach) — goes far beyond the #MeToo flavor of the month with which the major media have presented the flood of allegations […]

‘Years later, questions remain regarding football player Ted Agu’s death’ (full text from the Daily Cal)

Published May 6th, 2018, Uncategorized

This article was originally published May 4 at   by Irvin Muchnick   On March 20, 2014 — six weeks after Cal football player Ted Agu dropped dead on a campus hillside in the early morning — Berkeley campus police Chief Margo Bennett emailed John Wilton, then the vice chancellor for administration and finance, […]

Speed Skating Canada, Like US Speedskating Before It, Parts Ways With Michael Crowe, But Doesn’t Clarify Misconduct Allegations

Published May 5th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Speed Skating Canada recently terminated for good its head coach, Michael Crowe. The sport body had suspended Crowe virtually on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics amidst allegations that he had conducted himself inappropriately with the athletes he supervised. As Concussion Inc. has chronicled, Crowe started with the U.S. program […]