February 1 Is the Latest Soft Deadline in USA Swimming’s Kabuki Dance With the U.S. Center for SafeSport Over Revisiting the Case of Coach Scott MacFarland’s Grooming and Abuse of Sarah Ehekircher

Published January 24th, 2019, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   We’ve reported on how Sarah Ehekircher, asked by USA Swimming for new evidence establishing that the National Board of Review got it exactly wrong in 2010 by not taking any action against a coach, Scott MacFarland, who probably committed statutory rape against her, and in any case groomed and abused her […]

Two Sarah Ehekircher Teammates Step Forward With Statements to USA Swimming Supporting Her Abuse Case Against Scott MacFarland — One Recants ‘Entirely Inaccurate’ 2010 Affidavit Defending Him

Published November 16th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   In the vague processing of Sarah Ehekircher’s reinstalled complaint of abuse by her 1980s teen coach Scott MacFarland — and of USA Swimming’s skewed and biased investigation of her original complaint in 2010 — both the swimming body and the new National Center for SafeSport have pressed Ehekircher to produce “new” […]

Sarah Ehekircher at ‘Olympians Rising’: ‘Is the media keeping USA Swimming’s dirty little secret on sexual abuse?

Published October 25th, 2018, Uncategorized

As we reported in advance, Sarah Ehekircher and attorney Jonathan Little did meet Wednesday with top USA Swimming officials (though CEO Tim Hinchey, who seems to have swerved them on his schedule at the last minute, was not among them). Concussion Inc. will have more shortly on what came out of the meeting. In the […]

USA Swimming Chief Tim Hinchey Bails on Tomorrow’s Scheduled Meeting With Grooming-Abuse Victim Sarah Ehekircher and Attorney Jonathan Little

Published October 23rd, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Two days before his long-scheduled third meeting with Sarah Ehekircher, the head of USA Swimming informed her that he would be unavailable because he is traveling. Ehekircher — whose story of her grooming and abuse in the 1980s by her Colorado club coach, Scott MacFarland, has been documented by Concussion Inc. […]

U.S. Center for SafeSport Claims It Is Near a Decision in Sarah Ehekircher’s Complaint Against Groomer-Abuser Coach Scott MacFarland — And Against USA Swimming’s Biased and Inadequate 2010 Investigation

Published October 14th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Since last we reported on the the Alphonse-and-Gaston act that is the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s investigation — or re-investigation — of USA Swimming teenager Sarah Ehekircher’s grooming and abuse by her coach Scott MacFarland in the 1980s, there has been movement of sorts. Indeed, there may be a ruling on […]