USA Gymnastics sued for alleged negligence in child molestation case
INDIANAPOLIS — Attorneys for a U.S. gymnast who medaled at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games recently filed suit, alleging that a team physician sexually assaulted and molested plaintiff Jane J.D. Doe.
Also named in the lawsuit is USA Gymnastics, along with its coaches and trainers.
“Our client represents the very best America has to offer,” John Manly, the victim’s attorney and partner of Manly Stewart & Finaldi law firm, told the Northern California Record. “She sacrificed her youth and adolescence, spending thousands of hours in rigorous and often painful training to bring glory to our nation as an Olympic athlete. She had an absolute right to trust USA Gymnastics, its coaches and staff.”
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