Olympic taekwondo medalist can’t escape sexual abuse allegations


By Jonathan Capriel (September 22, 2021, 5:47 p.m. EDT) – A federal judge in Colorado has said that Steven Lopez, a two-time Olympic gold medalist with USA Taekwondo, cannot dodge the claims of two former athletes he has treated, exploited , sexually assaulted and raped them, claiming that they were real disputes over material facts.

United States District Judge Christine M. Arguello on Tuesday dismissed Steven Lopez’s motion for summary judgment, which supported claims filed by Amber Means and Gabriela Joslin – two of five former athletes accusing the 2000 and 2004 Olympic champion forced labor, sexual exploitation of a minor and rape – do not meet the definitions established by the laws.

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