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Monday, May 21, 2018

Former Olympic Swimmer Ariana Kukors Suing USA Swimming

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors came forward back in February with a first-person essay detailing the sexual abuse she says she endured starting at age 16. And now the former USA Swimming Olympian is filing a civil lawsuit against the sport's governing body, saying officials failed to protect her from her former coach's abusive behavior. alleges USA Swimming officials covered up Hutchinson's alleged sexual abuse and manipulated his background check to protect him from abuse accusations. "I hope today's filing will motivate them to make sex abuse prevention a priority rather than an image problem to be swept aside as quickly and quietly as possible," Kukors said in a press conference Monday. "Not all athletes will become Olympians, but all athletes deserve to feel safe on a pool deck. This video was produced by YT Wochit News using