Ariana Kukors Smith has settled her civil lawsuit against former USA Swimming national team director Mark Schubert, but the other defendants remain.
The State Bar Court of California has suspended the law license of Richard Foster, an attorney who lost a years-long legal battle with former professional swimmer Dagny Knutson over his representation of her in 2010. That’s according to documents obtained by the Southern California News Group and published this week in The OC Register.
Documents obtained by the Southern California News Group allegedly show that USA Swimming cut off the Kukors-Hutchison investigation before the assigned FBI agent could interview important witnesses.
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Former coach Sean Hutchinson’s permanent ban has been finalized.
Sean Hutchison, the former coach of Olympian Ariana Kukors and the now-defunct USA Swimming Center of Excellence at FAST, has been permanently banned from Olympic sports by the U.S. Center for Safesport.
Richard Foster, the former attorney for former National Team swimmer Dagny Knutson, has been charged with seven ethics violations by the California State Bar Court. Knutson recently won a lawsuit accusing Foster of failing to disclose a conflict of interest when he negotiated her a deal with USA Swimming in 2010.
A California appeals court has ruled in favor of former professional swimmer Dagny Knutson, reinstating the $617,800 in damages she was awarded in 2016 before a judge threw out that verdict and ordered a new trial.
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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.
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.
Dagny Knutson will be back in court this week in the next step of a now-four-year legal battle with her former attorney, Richard Foster. Knutson won the lawsuit back in 2016, only for a judge to order a new trial. Now, Knutson is appealing, asking the court to restore the original ruling.