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Richard Callaghan, the famed coach of Olympic champion Tara Lipinski, has been accused of 'numerous sexual assaults' by former ward Adam Schmidt. A second male figure skater accuses coach Richard Callaghan, shown here with former star Tara Lipinski, of sexual misconduct.
Callaghan is best known as the long-time coach of Winter Olympic women's champion Tara Lipinski and world champion Todd Eldredge, a six-time US champion and three-time Olympian. Adam Schmidt, 34, filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court against US Figure Skating, Callaghan and Onyx Ice Arena claiming he suffered "numerous sexual assaults" by Callaghan while his pupil as a teen in Michigan from about to and once at a competition in California after leaving Callaghan, now Schmidt told ABC News he only became aware that Callaghan was previously accused of sexual abuse when claims by Craig Maurizi, another former skater turned Olympic coach, received greater attention last year in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse gymnastics scandal.
Maurizi accused Callaghan of sexually abusing him from about to in a grievance filed with the federation in that included statements topless classmates others tara had allegedly been abused or witnessed sexual misconduct by Callaghan, who denied the claims.
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US Skating dismissed the grievance, saying bylaws stipulated alleged misconduct must be reported within 60 lipinski, and Callaghan was allowed to continue coaching. Schmidt says that decision allowed Callaghan's alleged abuse to "continue unabated" to cause his victims major psychological injuries.
Why 20 years ago did everyone know and do nothing? I never would have been abused. The complaint narnia porno imagenes US Figure Skating, "knowing full well of the allegations of sexual misconduct, failed to investigate, failed to warn Schmidt of these prior bad acts, and did nothing to inhibit Callaghan's access to minor children under his tutelage or those who were present at the events he attended.
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Maurizi refiled his grievance against Nakedteenbitches with the US Center for SafeSport, which has been investigating the matter for 18 months.
The complaint rips US Figure Skating's dismissal of the original Maurizi complaint, saying the system in place then "made it nearly impossible for sexual abuse claimants to bring effective sex forward against perpetrators.
A US Figure Skating statement to ABC said that, "Maurizi's lipinski prompted US Figure Skating to examine its rules and procedures in the area of Athlete Safety" and sex the organization "has acted tara on every incident reported to it of suspected sexual abuse or misconduct since the new policy was enacted in May