USA Speed Skating: Passes Sex For Olympic Roster Spot Coach to Canada

I attended the 2013 annual meeting of USA Speed Skating in Park City, Utah, where sexual abuse was a much-discussed topic, given that Andy Gabel had recently admitted in the Chicago Tribune to molesting two young teammates. Sadly, acting as a typical National Governing Body, USA Speed Skating refused to pass an amendment to their bylaws to bar admitted or criminally convicted child molesters from membership in their organization.

After seeing what has happened in United States Swimming, USA Speed Skating somehow cannot recognize the writing on the wall. By refusing to ban Gabel and other coaches, USA Speed Skating is playing with fire.  One noted sex coach, Mike Crowe has left Montana and moved to Canada (http://concussioninc.net/?p=10099).

Saeed and Little, LLP is eager to speak with any athletes who were abused by Mike Crowe or any other USA Speed Skating coach or administrator in the United States or Canada.

At the bottom of just about every rat hole in modern America is an insurance company, and at the bottom of the rat hole of sexual abuse in United States Swimming is the United States Sports Insurance Commission (“USSIC”). USSIC offered sexual abuse coverage – a $100,000 policy claiming to cover sexual abuse – while at the same time excluding intentional acts. You’re reading that right: USA Swimming literally argued in court that only “accidental” molestations were covered by their sexual misconduct policy. The various lawsuits against USA Swimming were settled before the issue of whether insurance for sexual abuse could only cover “accidental” abuse was resolved by a judge. Click here to see USA Swimming’s “sexual misconduct” policy. If you have been abused by a United States Swimming Coach, no one in America is more experienced than Jonathan Little and Saeed & Little LLP. Jonathan Little filed the first case against USA Swimming in 2008; that case was the catalyst for major reform and the creation of a Safe Sport program in United States Swimming and the United States Olympic Committee

We are now litigating cases in other USOC sanctioned sports, namely Taekwondo and Fencing; we are currently seeking other athletes that have been physically and sexual abused by USA TKD and USA Fencing coaches, regardless of the date of the abuse. While older claims may be barred by the statute of limitations in your state, Saeed & Little LLP has attorneys licensed in several U.S. jurisdictions, as well as in Ontario, Canada, where there is no statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims.
Canada appropriately recognizes that victims of childhood sexual abuse take years or decades to come to terms with the emotional and physical traumas resulting from their abuse, thus Canada has no statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse. (Many US jurisdictions have generous statute of limitations, including AZ, CA, and IL.) If you are or were an athlete in a USOC sport and were abused, even once, in Canada (for example, at a competition), Saeed & Little, LLP is interested in hearing from you. Please call (317) 721-9214 today and ask to speak to one of our Canadian Barristers or solicitors.  

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At the bottom of just about every rat hole in modern America is an insurance company, and at the bottom of the rat hole of sexual abuse in United States Swimming is the United States Sports Insurance Commission (“USSIC”).

USSIC offered sexual abuse coverage – a $100,000 policy claiming to cover sexual abuse – while at the same time excluding intentional acts. You’re reading that right: USA Swimming literally argued in court that only “accidental” molestations were covered by their sexual misconduct policy. The various lawsuits against USA Swimming were settled before the issue of whether insurance for sexual abuse could only cover “accidental” abuse was resolved by a judge.  Click here to see USA Swimming’s “sexual misconduct” policy.

If you have been abused by a United States Swimming Coach, no one in America is more experienced than Jonathan Little and Saeed & Little LLP. Jonathan Little filed the first case against USA Swimming in 2008; that case was the catalyst for major reform and the creation of a Safe Sport program in United States Swimming and the United States Olympic Committee.