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Ex-Partner of Deceased Figure Skater John Coughlin Says He Sexually Abused Her

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Coughlin, who died by suicide in January after being suspended from the sport, was accused by Bridget Namiotka, who said in recent Facebook postings that she was abused in her teens.
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A former figure-skater said she was sexually abused for years by her partner who died by suicide

A former figure-skater said she was sexually abused for years by her partner who died by suicide

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

An American figure skater who died by suicide in January has been accused of sexual abuse by his former skating partner.
Bridget Namiotka, 29, wrote in a series of Facebook posts on Sunday that John Coughlin, 33, had abused her for two years.
Coughlin had faced three sexual-misconduct complaints filed with the US Center for SafeSport in January when he took his own life.
Shortly before his death, he called the allegations "unfounded."
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The American figure-skater John Coughlin, who died by suicide at age 33 in January, was accused of sexual abuse on...
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Figure skater says partner abused her for two years

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of Facebook posts of sexually assaulting her over a two-year period.
Coughlin, who killed himself in January, “hurt at least 10 people including me. He sexually abused me for 2 years. Nobody innocent hangs themselves,” wrote Bridget Namiotka, who skated with Coughlin from 2004, when she was 14, through the 2007 season.
Namiotka's attorney confirmed to The Associated Press the comments were made by her.
“My office alone represents three women across a generation...
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