Irv’s Blog

July 19, 2022

‘When abuse scandals hit, colleges hire “independent” investigators — and the cover-up begins’ (full text from Salon)

The piece below was originally published at Salon on June 20, at https://www.salon.com/2022/06/20/colleges-hire-independent-investigators-after-abuse-scandals–and-not-much-happens/.   by Irvin Muchnick   Third-party investigation of college abuse scandals: A dubious […]
July 16, 2022

‘Vince McMahon’s hush-money scandal: A window into Trump’s America’ … today at Salon

… Beginning nearly 40 years ago, I wrote some of the earliest major articles that took the wrestling industry seriously and explored the relationship between its […]
June 26, 2022

I Believe I Know the Identity of One of the Accused in the San Diego State Football Gang Rape Story. And It’s a Prominent Name. What Would YOU Do?

by Irvin Muchnick   For what is now closing in on a year, the campus of San Diego State University has been roiled by the story […]
June 20, 2022

‘College sports and the cover-up industry’ — today at Salon

In the wake of a devastating series of reports by Scott Reid of the Orange County Register about the toxic, bullying culture of the University of […]
June 16, 2022

New Allegations of WWE’s Vince McMahon’s Hush Money Payments Recall Old Story of His Rape Accuser, Referee Rita Chatterton

by Irvin Muchnick   The Wall Street Journal has broken the story of the WWE board’s investigation of Vince McMahon for reportedly paying $3 million to […]
May 28, 2022

Teri McKeever – Celebrated Cal Women’s Swimming Coach Facing Massive Allegations of Mistreatment of Her Athletes – Is Newest Test of Institutions’ Bogus ‘Independent Investigation’ Model

by Irvin Muchnick   The litany of allegations against University of California-Berkeley women’s swimming coach Teri McKeever – a one-time head Olympic coach and probably the […]
May 11, 2022

Law.com’s ‘Legal Intelligencer’ Is M.I.A. on Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin’s SLAPP Suit Settlement and Abuse of Process

by Irvin Muchnick   Of all the media players who have been missing in action in coverage of Lehigh County district attorney James Martin’s SLAPP (Strategic […]
May 8, 2022

Why the George Gibney Investigations Must Persist

by Irvin Muchnick   I’ve argued that the podcast Where Is George Gibney? was avoidably shallow and that, going forward, we need more than the self-curated […]
May 4, 2022

Pennsylvania DA James Martin’s Defamation Case Against Local Critic Bill Villa Settles – Against the Defendant’s Will – With an Insurance Company’s Payment of a Pittance. Now, What About Martin’s Egregious Abuse of Public Funds in This ‘SLAPP’ Suit?

by Irvin Muchnick   Lehigh County district attorney James Martin’s perverse exploitation of the Pennsylvania courts to try to silence a local critic, Bill Villa – […]
April 18, 2022

Where Is ‘Where Is George Gibney?’

“[T]here are no other proceedings before the Irish courts relating to Gibney.[…] The more I learn about what went on in Irish swimming, the more inclined […]
April 11, 2022

Oregon Football’s $100 Million Rhadomyolysis Lawsuit Tracks With the Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death at California That We’ve Been Exposing

by Irvin Muchnick   The University of California’s absurd and overreaching appeal of our victory in the state Public Records Act case that liberated new documents […]
April 6, 2022

Pope Apologizes for Canada’s Abusive and Homicidal Missionary Schools. All Records Must Be Unsealed Regarding Charges Against Olympics Chieftain John Furlong – Irish School Colleague of George Gibney.

by Irvin Muchnick   Pope Francis on Friday made a historic apology to Indigenous Peoples for the “deplorable” abuses they suffered in Canada’s Catholic-run residential schools […]
March 28, 2022

Flashback: Three Stories About the University of California’s Ted Agu Cover-Up That Were Specifically Enabled by Our Successful Public Records Act Lawsuit

After four years of litigation spurred the production of more than 700 previously withheld pages of documents related to the cover-up of the circumstances of the […]
March 26, 2022

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Coverage of Their Amicus Brief in Our Support in ‘Muchnick v. Regents of the University of California’

rcfp.org/briefs-comments/muchnick-v-regents-california/   Our Position: The appeals court should dismiss the university governing board’s appeal or affirm the Superior Court’s decision. The Regents’ attempted characterization of Muchnick’s […]
March 25, 2022

Full Brief by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the First Amendment Coalition in the University of California’s Appeal in the Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up

Below is the full text of the amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the First […]
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