Ariana Kukors

How To Address Abuse: A Q&A with Alex Zelin, Nicole Johnson

A lot of questions have developed after Ariana Kukors came forward about her abuse, with many people pointing out what should have been done. The focus of our interview with Nicole Johnson, Ph.D., and Alexandra Zelin, Ph.D. is focused on how we prevent something right now. What can you do?

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Schubert Responds To Suit, ‘Absolutely Denies Any Wrongdoing’

Former U.S. national team head coach Mark Schubert has responded to the civil lawsuit filed by Ariana Kukors, denying any wrongdoing and saying he reported rumors of abuse immediately when he heard them.

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Kukors Smith: Lawsuit About Prevention, ‘Holding People Accountable’

2012 Olympian Ariana Kukors (now Ariana Kukors Smith by marriage) says the civil suit she filed against former coach Sean Hutchison and USA Swimming, among others, is about “holding people accountable” for the sexual abuse she says Hutchison inflicted on her.

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NPR Says Accusations Against Another Olympic Swim Coach Coming

While reporting on Ariana Kukors’ civil lawsuit, NPR reporter Alexandra Starr said that another Olympic swimmer would be making accusations against another Olympic coach in the coming weeks.

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Ariana Kukors Files Civil Suit Vs Hutchison, USA Swimming, Schubert

Olympian Ariana Kukors has filed a civil suit against former coach Sean Hutchison, USA Swimming and former national team director Mark Schubert, alleging sexual abuse of a minor and negligence.

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New Document Shows Safe Sport Recommendations To USA Swimming In 1991

A new document from 1991 shows that an ad hoc committee gave USA Swimming a list of recommendations for protecting young athletes from sexual abuse 19 years before USA Swimming launched its own Safe Sport division.

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Integrity Committee Criticizes Blackmun, Potential Successor Probst

The Committee to Restore Integrity released a response to the resignation of USOC chief Scott Blackmun, saying Blackmun “intentionally blocked athletes from…

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Uchiyama Whistle-Blowers Add To Allegations Against USA Swimming

Another scathing report by the Southern California News Group includes allegations that in 2006 USA Swimming not only failed to keep a banned coach from coaching, but actually provided a recommendation for him to coach kids again.

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SafeSport Director Susan Woessner Resigns, Discloses 2007 Kiss With Hutchison

USA Swimming Safe Sport Senior Director Susan Woessner has resigned from her post, and in her letter of resignation, discloses that she kissed then-coach Sean Hutchison in 2007 and didn’t disclose that information while helping with an investigation of Hutchison for an inappropriate coach-swimmer relationship in 2010.

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Report Says USA Swimming Has Ignored Hundreds Of Sexual Abuse Cases

A report by the Southern California News Group says USA Swimming has ignored, covered up or refused to investigate sexual abuse allegations against coaches in relation to hundreds of swimmers over decades.

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Ariana Kukors Addresses Abuse Allegations On CBS This Morning (Video)

2012 Olympian Ariana Kukors appeared on CBS This Morning today, going into more detail on her allegations that former coach Sean Hutchison groomed and abused her as a minor.

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Mark Schubert Says He Reported Hutchison/Kukors Rumors To FAST Coach

Former U.S. National Team head coach Mark Schubert says he reported rumors of an inappropriate relationship between coach Sean Hutchison and Olympic athlete Ariana Kukors to the head coach of the FAST swim club in 2010.

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Ariana Kukors Opens Up With Details About Hutchison Abuse Allegations

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors came forward this week with allegations that longtime coach Sean Hutchison had sexually abused her, and followed up with a post on her website telling her side of the story Friday morning.

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Sean Hutchison Denies Kukors’ Abuse Allegations In Statement

Swim coach Sean Hutchison has categorically denied the allegations that he groomed and sexually abused Olympian Ariana Kukors. Hutchison released a statement through his attorney today.

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WA Coach Sentenced to 6 Days In Jail, Banned By USA Swimming For Abuse

A Seattle-area swim coach caught on camera molesting a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to six days in jail under a plea deal and banned for life by USA Swimming.

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