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…They can’t totally stop him from coaching.”Jean Lopez has been coaching at a gym in Las Vegas, which touts his Olympic credentials. It was just the way things were, and now it’s just different.”Safe Sport’s investigation also found Jean Lopez had assaulted Gilbert and a third woman, with whom he had also engaged in a consensual sexual relationship with her starting when she was 17.“This is probably one of the worst Safe Sport cases I’ve ever seen,” Little said.“Literally it went on for two decades.
On its website, Legacy Taekwondo says it is the “only taekwondo training center in Las Vegas who can boast instructors that have won and coached Olympic, World and National gold medalist on behalf of the United States of America.”The Safe Sport decision comes more than a decade after Meloon first told USA Taekwondo in 2006 that Jean Lopez had sexually assaulted her at a tournament in 1997. While USA Taekwondo dismissed her claim at the time, Safe Sport’s investigation found it to have merit.“It’s not only myself personally, everything in the news, the #metoo,” Meloon said. I guess if you’re asking me is there a difference between now and then, the answer is barely.
But Wednesday night, Steven Lopez's name was added to the Safe Sport database of disciplinary records as having been placed under an "interim measure-restriction" for sexual misconduct. Lopez, 39, qualified for his 24th national team at trials in February, and he told the that he intends to keep competing through the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. USA TODAY Sports reported in June that Jean and Steven Lopez were allowed to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics even though both had been accused of sexual assault and USA Taekwondo had been investigating them for more than a year.
In an interview with USA TODAY Sports last spring, Steven Lopez denied the allegations.
I’m encouraged that the USOC took action against such a prominent person. It took multiple newspaper stories over multiple years. And the bottom line is that nothing should take this long.”The Olympic movement is under heavy criticism for its handling of sexual abuse cases following revelations that longtime USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar abused hundreds of women, including Olympic champions Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, Mc Kayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas.
It took multiple proceedings at the USOC and in other venues. USA Taekwondo, USA Swimming, US Speedskating and USA Judo also have been criticized for how they’ve handled high-profile or wide-spread allegations of abuse.
He has denied all of the allegations, both in interviews with Safe Sport and last spring with USA TODAY Sports.“I’ve never been inappropriate with anyone,” Jean Lopez told USA TODAY Sports. Last month, USA Taekwondo announced a collaboration to share information on misconduct issues involving members with Amateur Athletic Union.
The decision makes Lopez permanently ineligible for membership to USA Taekwondo, which would prohibit Jean Lopez from coaching Steven or any other athlete on the U. Lopez has spoken at seminars or worked at camps in other countries, including Argentina and Chile.No hearings were held and USA Taekwondo, after consulting with the U. Olympic Committee agreed to put the inquiries on hold before the Rio Games, meaning two-time Olympic champion Steven and longtime coach Jean were free to represent the United States.But USA Taekwondo and the investigating attorney, Donald Alperstein, had enough concern that he shared information with the FBI and alerted police in the Lopezes’ hometown of Sugar Land, Texas.Steven Lopez is taekwondo’s biggest star and the most decorated athlete in that sport.