Thursday, August 30, 2012

Katherine Star of the website Safe4Athletes: ‘Kelley Davies and I Were Two of Four Texas Teammates Who Had Been Raped by Their Youth Coaches’

Katherine Star of the website Safe4Athletes was interviewed by Irv Muchnik at his site, Concussion Inc. This quote caught my attention. It not only confirms that the David Berkoff's email is true but that his emails may be more credible than his deposition. Here is what he said in an infamous email to Jeff Chida:

"... Denying knowledge of Rick Curl, Mitch Ivey and others banging their swimmers! It’s a flat out lie. They knew about it because we (coaches and athletes) were all talking about it in late 1980’s and early 1990’s. ..."  --David Berkoff

When Katherine Star was asked about these "coaches" and teammates knowing of this abuse her statement was terse and to the point:

From Concussion Inc:

"... I know now that four women on that team [...] were abused by their youth coaches. It was speculated about Kelley and no one took investigative action to look into it,” Starr said. 
“That is the main problem, there is gossip without action. Safe4Athletes want[s] to change that dynamic and give a voice to the athlete that would start that process in place and require deliberate action to investigate and determine if it is fact or fiction. We owe that to every young athlete — to pursue the truth. ..." 

And how about that Mr. Berkoff, and Mr. Wielgus!

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