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Friday, September 22, 2023

Olympic Bobsledder sues team doctor for alleged sexual abuse


Olympic bobsledder Aja Evans has filed a lawsuit against the USA Bobsled doctor, alleging he sexually abused her and her teammates. The lawsuit alleges that Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm inappropriately groped Evans under medical pretenses.  

Evans claims she previously reported Wilhelm for photographing and recording the team while they were changing without consent.  Several reports against Wilhelm were disregarded by the US Olympic committees, and the doctor was never investigated for his alleged behavior.  

The team has gone on record saying that they hired their own medical professionals to avoid being in his care.  The lawsuit draws parallels to the abuse committed by Dr. Larry Nassar against the US gymnastics team.  The lawyer who represented the victims of Nassar in court, Michelle Simpson Tuegel, will be representing Evans in this case.

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