Sex Abuse News & Information

Settlement reached in sexual abuse cases against New Haven Unified School District

District pays $2.25 million to three girls sexually abused by teacher. The New Haven Unified School District has agreed to pay $2.25 million to three young girls who were sexually abused by their third-grade teacher, Michael William Howey, when they were eight years old. Two of the girls, who were represented by the San Jose law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, will share equally in the settlement with the third girl, who was represented by another law firm. The first complaint about Howey’s inappropriate behavior came during the 2002-2003 school year when he was teaching at Cesar Chavez Middle School but school officials ignored it. “They didn’t believe the girl’s story that Howey kept grabbing her thigh and sexually harassing her, so they didn’t…

Read More
Chioke Robinson

Childhood sexual abuse lawsuit filed against Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High school district

“My innocence was abruptly taken” – former Los Gatos High School track star The first year of high school is always exciting, a sign that you’re almost a grown up who will soon be forging your own path in life. That’s how sexual assault survivor “Jane Doe” felt when she joined the Los Gatos High School Girls’ Track team in 1998: the world was her oyster and her future was bright. Today, Jane is anonymously suing the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District and two track coaches for the sexual abuse she endured for more than three years. Her abuser was LGHS track coach Chioke Robinson who, Jane says, was enabled by the high school’s head track coach Willie Harmatz. Robinson was hired for the…

Read More
Valley Christian coach Greg Marshall

Sex abuse lawsuit filed against Valley Christian High School and prominent coach Greg Marshall

The lawsuit alleges that Valley Christian ignored Marshall’s predatory behavior towards female students, leading to the molestations of at least two female student-athletes. San Jose, CA – Jan. 5, 2021 – The law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is announcing the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit against Valley Christian High School (Santa Clara County Superior Court) and its former coach, Greg Marshall. The lawsuit alleges that Coach Marshall began sexually abusing girls on his varsity girls’ basketball team almost as soon as he was hired in the 2001-2002 school year. According to the lawsuit, Valley Christian ignored Marshall’s repeated grooming behavior, which included excessive on-on-one time with female students during school hours, especially during lunch, transporting them alone to and from school, and…

Read More

Fighting for Olympic silver medalist Terin Humphrey

When former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nasser admitted to sexually assaulting ten young gymnasts, he was sentenced to up to 175 years, meaning he’s expected to die in prison. Since the Nasser scandal broke in 2016, at least 250 women say they were sexually assaulted by Nasser beginning in 1992. One more victim has come forward: Gymnast Terin Humphrey, who won two silver medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Terin was only 15 years old when she was “treated” by Nasser at a 2002 gymnastics meet in Virginia. “I had torn both my hips, so my coaches asked Dr. Nasser to see me,” Terin said. “One of my coaches accompanied me, but it didn’t make any difference – Nasser blocked her line…

Read More

Ariana Kukors Smith Settlement Against USA Swimming

The sexual abuse lawsuit brought forth by Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith has been resolved nearly two years after Mrs. Kukors Smith filed the action. The monetary settlement reached by USA Swimming’s insurance companies and Mrs. Kukors Smith will allow the 2012 Olympian to re-focus on the sport that she loves and to begin healing. “I am glad that we were able to come to a resolution to this difficult process. As I begin the next chapter of my life, I hope that these last two years, along with the efforts of so many others, will help to provide athletes with a safer environment in which to compete,” Mrs. Kukors Smith said. USA Swimming added the following: Throughout this process, Mrs. Kukors Smith has shown incredible strength…

Read More

NY Times investigative report on USTA

David W. Chen from the New York Times takes a look at the US Tennis Association and its failure to protect young athletes from a serial sexual predator. Read the USTA Burgos story in full. Here is a summary: According to the New York Times, with growing cases of sexual misconduct between sports coaches and athletes, the United States Olympic Committee reported, in September 2014, that all sports, except tennis, had taken the initiative to protect athletes from abusers. At the time, Gordon Smith, the tennis association’s executive director, and chief operating officer, “objected to a ‘single mandatory national entity’ overseeing abuse cases across federations.” Adding that “a sport should be able to ‘opt-out of the centralized structure’ if it could police itself.”  The problem with self-policing…

Read More
Burgos Tennis Foundation

USA Swimming Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

Three lawsuits filed against USA Swimming allege it enabled sexual predator-coaches to abuse young girls Six victims identify former coaches Everett Uchiyama, Mitch Ivey and Andy King as their sexual abusers; King is a convicted child molester who is serving 40 years for his crimes. The three lawsuits that were filed in early June 2020 are the latest volley against USA Swimming, which has come under fire for decades for condoning a culture that allowed young girls to be repeatedly abused by their coaches. USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport;  it oversees more than 2,800 swim teams and is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competitions, including the Olympics. Pacific Swimming and Southern California Swimming, which are local swimming…

Read More
Burgos Tennis Foundation

United States Tennis Association named in sexual abuse lawsuit

Civil lawsuit filed on victim’s behalf by Robert Allard of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard When “W.S.” met Coach Normandie Burgos he was just seven years old, a young boy who was good at tennis and wanted to get better. There’s no disputing that Burgos wanted W.S. to become a great tennis player – he repeatedly told W.S.’s parents that he was a “champion.” But as the years passed, W.S. grew up and Coach Burgos began to want more. He wanted a sexual plaything. W.S. is now 20 years old and is in counseling as a result of being abused. San Jose attorney Robert Allard recently filed a civil lawsuit on his behalf against the United States Tennis Association and its regional affiliate, USTA NorCal, for…

Read More
Santa Clarita Coach Jay Anderson Helpline

Former Canyon Aquatics Club coach David Kuck files whistleblower lawsuit

USA Swimming and Canyons Aquatic Club ignored repeated complaints involving alleged predator coach Jay Anderson Former Canyons Aquatic Club head coach David Kuck has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Canyons Aquatic Club, a USA Swimming club. The lawsuit alleges that Kuck was fired after he notified officials from Canyons Aquatic Club, as well as USA Swimming and its regional arm Southern California Swimming, of multiple incidents of sexual abuse committed by former USA swimming coach member Jeremy “Jay” Anderson. Anderson recently died in the custody of US Marshals in Costa Rica after he fled the United States while facing criminal sexual abuse charges in Los Angeles. In April of 2018, the lawsuit claims that a number of inappropriate text messages from Anderson were discovered on…

Read More

Contact Us

Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P.
96. North Third Street, Suite 620
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-289-1417

Speak with an Attorney

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid phone number.
Please enter a message.