- Mar 7, 2022
I'm going to try and be the moderate voice here, why come here on a message board to announce this? This is a very serious allegation and while it may be true, it may be false, it may be a misunderstanding. It could be a number of things. I appreciate that you are posting this anonymously so in theory, both parties cannot be harmed by this. But still, let's not all rush to judgment here and sharpen the spikes and light the torches. This is an allegation that should be played out through the proper channels and authorities (safe sport, law enforcement). Only after, and a conviction has been made or the coach banned would I start posting here.
I think many people have been taught over the years to keep abuse private, not talk about it, almost like its a secret, unfortunately. We have seen this lead to bad situations in gymnastics. I am glad she felt comfortable enough to post. The OP didn't mention names and is posting anonymously. She is not rushing to judgement, she SAW this happen. And was not the only one to see it.
She has ZERO obligation to keep anything private, or to not talk/post about her experiences in what she feels is a 'safe' space. Of course, I would hope she had contacted safesport and the law first, but not everyone in a bad situation thinks perfectly clear.