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Figure Skater Says Former Partner John Coughlin Sexually Abused Her For Years

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Former figure skater Bridget Namiotka accused her ex-skating partner John Coughlin of sexual abuse. Deadspin reports, in January, Coughlin killed himself one day after the U.S. Center for SafeSport placed him on interim suspension. Coughlin was reported for sexual misconduct, though none of his alleged victims came forward publicly at the time. Over four Facebook posts, Namiotka wrote that Coughlin abused her for two years. The two skated together as a pair from 2004, when Namiotka was 14 and Coughlin was 19, until 2007. Namiotka also said there were “at least 10” other victims. SafeSport suspended its investigation after Coughin’s death.

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