Richard Callaghan, the person who coached Tara Lipinski to Olympic gold in addition to six-time U.S. champion Todd Eldredge, has been banned from determine skating by the U.S. Heart for SafeSport for sexual misconduct.
Callaghan was dominated “completely” ineligible Wednesday for actions involving Adam Schmidt, 34, who filed a lawsuit final week accusing Callaghan of sexually abusing him from 1999 to 2001 when he was 14.
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In 1999, Callaghan was investigated for sexual misconduct involving one other coach, Craig Maurizi, however U.S. Determine Skating dismissed the costs. Maurizi mentioned the incidents started in 1976 when he was 13, and continued for a number of years till he was 22.
Callaghan, 73, was suspended in March 2018 by SafeSport and by U.S. Determine Skating. He sued SafeSport, however his lawsuit was dismissed.
U.S. Determine Skating mentioned in an announcement it “has made Richard Callaghan completely ineligible, in compliance with the insurance policies and procedures of the U.S. Heart for SafeSport. This motion follows Callaghan’s March 6, 2018, suspension of membership.”
Schmidt’s lawyer, John Manly, slammed the federation for its gradual actions.
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“This could have been completed within the ’90s when USFS first knew,” Manly mentioned in an announcement to USA At the moment. “It’s excellent news, however small consolation to these Callaghan damage. Clearly, this transfer is in response to the horrible press USFS obtained in response to Adam Schmidt’s submitting. You shouldn’t must file a lawsuit to guard children from youngster molesters in Olympic sports activities.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.