About The Scandal: Don’t Assume There’s Nothing You Can Do if You Were Sexually Abused During Gymnastics

It’s important to understand that we are NOT affiliated with USAG, USOC or any gymnastics private investigators, whatsoever.

Who are we? Real women helping girls and women learn their options, legal or otherwise. We’re here for women who were hurt, and our goal is to help you pursue yours.

How does this work? Simply contact us by submitting the form — we’ll get back to you as soon as we can to schedule a time to talk. You do not have to share anything you don’t want to, the call is simply a time where we tell you what we’re doing to tackle the issue of sexual abuse in gymnastics. You decide how/when you want to talk about what happened, and what you want to share.

If you’d prefer to call or text us yourself simply call or text us at 469-701-3219. We can help you learn your options — oh, and we’re incredibly confidential and do not share your info with anyone! In fact, we don’t do anything unless you ask us to after we talk! This is all about giving you the tools to decide what you want to do, and how. 🙂

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Truth: Sexual abuse happens in gymnastics so much more often than anyone wants to admit. It happens because there is access to kids, vulnerable kids, kids who would do anything to reach their dreams, and it happens because the adults who could’ve stopped it too often look the other away, wanting medals and recognition more than safety — for kids. And if it happened to you, you can bet it happened to others, a whole invisible network of girls wiping off their pain to keep on going further, better, faster. But it will hit you at one point, because these things always do. And that’s the point they’re not prepared for, because they thought — they wanted — to get away with this for a lifetime, (yours).

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There is no shame if you were sexually abused, touched inappropriately or filmed or taped in a sexual manner by your gymnastics coach, physical therapist, doctor or gym owner. That’s why we are offering free, confidential, no obligation consults — because you need to know your options, and we all want to see how strong, truly, you can be when the record is set straight and you are free to grow. 🙂

A couple of things this is NOT about: Your Sport. (We love gymnastics. It is an incredible sport that has taught so many in terms of work ethic, dedication and pursuing goals.) Your Parents. (We know your parents did their best. All they wanted for you was to help you reach your dreams.)

What this is about? Put a lot of girls in leotards in a room, unsupervised with all-powerful male coaches, many of whom may have hopped around for untold reasons from state to state? Umm, no. There were numerous basic steps that could have been taken to help protect you and countless other gymnasts. They all so often weren’t taken. Girls got hurt. And that’s not okay.

T he irony isn’t lost on us that one of the first things you learn in gymnastics is to walk on the balance beam. Maybe you’re four or five and the bar is right on the floor. Either way, you learn to curl your toes tight, holding on with all your might and muscle, lest you slope either which way. You try to stand tall as the bar is raised each year, the pressure mounting. Finally, you’re feet off the floor, the whole world on your shoulders, every sacrifice your family made to get you where you are and — if you unclench your toes for a second, if you close your eyes and sweep to the left — you lose it. The first thing they teach you: Failure is stepping out of line; failure is always a heartbeat away. Once that message gets deep in your bones, you justify everything else. The yelling and screaming? It’s needed to achieve our goal. The touching and stroking? It’s all part of the process. Moving in with your coach, private sessions you can’t tell anyone about? Every little thing they do we think it’s justified because you put your lives in their hands, your childhood. You were taught to keep quiet, to suffer through it all, and you did because you had to.

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We’re talking secret files that were never shared or reported, shockingly minimal requirements with little to no enforcement policies, practices intended to blame the victim instead of reprimand the culprit; policies, in short, that were centered around keeping the problem quiet and hidden, instead of actually handling it, and protecting their girls. And these policies go way back. According to IndyStar investigative reporting, they go as far back as 20 years or more, with at least 368 gymnasts alleging sexual exploitation.

But there’s so much left to learn. Sexual abuse is the most underreported crime in the world. Add in “young girl” and “gymnastics” and we’re talking about an epidemic of abuse, right under our noses, in countless gyms throughout the country.

Contact us to learn more if you or someone you know was sexually abused by someone you trusted while playing the sport you loved.

A Case for Women’s gymnastics sexual abuse initiative is sponsored by the law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., headquartered in New York,  to bring justice to yesterday’s survivors and to protect today’s children. Weitz & Luxenberg is not affiliated with other A Case for Women initiatives.

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