Is the whole being investigated by the FBI situation true? Or is it just a rumour spread by a couple of twitter cheer accounts? Part of me hopes the entire situation isn't true but I also don't want to make the victims feel like nobody believes them
I have a strange feeling that we will be seeing more of these stories coming to light in the next few months/weeks.
I feel like there have been occasional rumblings of inappropriate behavior in the cheer world, but that people have just been too hesitant to say more, not wanting to be "that person" who tells on a coach or well-known athlete, etc. so it doesn't gain any traction and people forget about it.
This is likely not an isolated event or incident and I hope that people start speaking up.
My roommate saw the USA Today article a few days ago, but I didn't see it get picked up anywhere so I wasn't sure if it was real or not.As previously said it’s true that there is an investigation. I’m also told that the USA Today reporters will be publishing an additional 2-3 articles naming additional people with similar issues.
DING. DING. DING.I've seen a bit on social media of:
"He would never!"
"I don't believe this! These people are lying."
"My daughter met him at ---- he would never!"
"He coached at ---- and people loved him these people are money-hungry!"
Yes, this is still a pending investigation & I would love for it to all be false.
But as a sidenote, here's the thing about abusers:
The abuser isn't abusive to everyone.
That's why I've never been a fan of "This person was so sweet and kind to my daughter there is no way he could have done that to this person."
Of course that person is sweet and kind to some others! If they were abusive to everyone, everyone would see that they were an abuser.
Part of their cover is being a great person, teacher, counselor, coach, tutor, priest, pastor, etc.
That's how kids become victims, that's what keeps parents unsuspecting, etc.
If abusers were creepy and pervy upon first meeting, it wouldn't work.
This is coming from someone who has witnessed the fallout at her place of employment when a much beloved aide did same thing. Parents came to his defense early on because their kids loved him, he coached baseball, etc.
Does anyone know, or I guess heard, how much the coach at Navarro knew? With her being on DWTS this season, I’d be worried about this blowing up in her face if it appears she knew. Given that Varsity and USASF seem to have known, or had been sent reports, I’d be surprised if she didn’t.
I just read a statement from CA saying they were made aware of the allegations back in May. Assuming the timeline is the same for her and she learned of the allegations after the cheer season had ended and the athletes were no longer in her “jurisdiction,” I’m not sure how much she could’ve done outside of reporting it.
Plus I think she’s small potatoes in terms of reportage. I don’t think the mom would’ve come to her first, if at all. It’s Varsity and USASF that the onus really falls on.
I believe the victims are CA athletes.
Wouldn't the burden of "what did you know and when did you know it" lie there first?
Secondarily yes, I would agree that Varsity has some liability for sure.