Multiple Accusers Seeking Legal Redress Against Griswold, U.S. Paralympic Swimming

An attorney representing several families allegedly affected by Paralympic swimmer Robert Griswold said Thursday that there are multiple accusers who intend to seek immediate legal redress against the two-time Paralympic gold medalist as well as U.S. Paralympic Swimming for its negligence. 

Earlier in the day on Thursday, SwimSwam reported on disturbing allegations of sexual assault against Griswold. According to sources, he groomed and abused at least one U.S. Paralympic swimmer with intellectual impairment. 

“We can confirm that the events reported today in the SwimSwam article are unfortunately reflective of the facts and circumstances regarding this tragic incident,” said Frank Salzano of Salzano Ettinger Lampert & Wilson. “Our law office, along with Erickson Kramer Osborne, represent several of the families impacted by this atrocity. The families intend to seek immediate legal redress against all of the responsible particles, including, without limitation, Mr. Griswold, as well as the U.S. Paralympic Swimming for its negligent handling of Mr. Griswold’s predatory acts and behavior, which the U.S. Paralympic Swimming was aware of, and failed to properly prevent.”

Salzano is a sports and entertainment law expert who has previously represented high-profile clients such as Ezekiel Elliot, Evander Holyfield, Usher, Michael Jackson, and Prince. 

“The families will not be making any further comments at this time, and we ask that you respect their privacy during this difficult time,” Salzano added.

See related: Paralympic champion Robert Griswold accused of sexually assaulting teammate with intellectual disability

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John
3 months ago

How long does this investigation process take? The last article is over a month old, when will arrest(s) occur? Is there a way to check or be updated on this.

Swim dad
3 months ago

Victims? More than one? WHO allowed this to happen more than once?!!! WE WANT NAMES!!!!!

FBI-Do your job and start the indictments.

urahrah
3 months ago

There are MORE?! Good Lord. I truly hope justice is swift and that he’s never allowed near anyone vulnerable ever again. And USOPC needs to take accountability ASAP as well.

Radiogaga
3 months ago

“Allegations” according “to sources” – Innocent until proven guilty.

Molly
Reply to  Radiogaga
3 months ago

He’s guilty. Arrest is soon and we’re all looking forward to it!

cynthia curran
3 months ago

Well, I have not spoken out on the issue. I have a background which means I know about people with borderline IQ’s and they are not stupid.. In fact I was misclassified before being retested in grade school and was switched from special education to regular classes. In fact I was embittered about this most of my life, but these people are smart and he should not have taken advantage of them. People with IQ’s at 75 can do math, English, and writing at 6th grade which is what you need to function in society.

Swammer
Reply to  cynthia curran
3 months ago

I’m sorry, but I don’t think that is the point of what is going on. Low IQ or not, taking advantage of anyone like this for any reason is sinful and truly disgusting. I pray for the victims and hope that justice is served.

cynthia curran
Reply to  Swammer
3 months ago

I said he should not have done this. You must understand me.

cynthia curran
Reply to  cynthia curran
3 months ago

I mean misunderstood me.

anon
Reply to  cynthia curran
3 months ago

no one is making that argument or otherwise insinuating anything derogatory about the victims

cynthia curran
Reply to  anon
3 months ago

Thanks.

anon
Reply to  cynthia curran
3 months ago

didn’t mean to be snappy here just expressing that the general community (thankfully) seems to be rather understanding of the victims as humans rather than as a paralympic label

cynthia curran
Reply to  anon
3 months ago

You make a good point.

About Riley Overend

Riley is an associate editor interested in the stories taking place outside of the pool just as much as the drama between the lane lines. A 2019 graduate of Boston College, he arrived at SwimSwam in April of 2022 after three years as a sports reporter and sports editor at newspapers …

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