If you or a loved one were sexually abused while participating in a Northwestern athletics program, our experienced sexual assault attorneys can help. We believe you, and we believe your voice should be heard.
You don't have to go this alone. Learn more about your legal options in a free consultation. Were you or a loved one sexually abused while training through one of Northwestern's athletics programs? We understand the difficult range of emotions you must be dealing with right now. After a sexual assault, it's common to feel grief, shame and anger. These emotions can be confusing and deeply overwhelming. Learn more from a lawyer representing Olympic committee sexual abuse survivors.
Please know that you are not alone. Our dedicated attorneys are here to help. We believe you.
Many sexual assault survivors fear coming forward. Some are afraid that they will be labeled as liars, or that people will say they were "asking for it." Others fear bringing back traumatic memories, hoping to put the incident behind them and move on with their lives.
All of these reactions are valid and unique. At the same time, we believe that coming forward to share your story can be an immeasurably empowering experience. Sexual assault need not define you as a person. You are a vibrant, beautiful individual who deserves to be heard. We believe your story should be told. No one deserves to be violated. No one deserves to feel afraid about coming forward.
Our goal is to ensure that sexual assault survivors can step forward with confidence. Every day, our experienced sexual assault survivors work to support men and women just like you, people who were hurt through no fault of their own, but have every intention of fighting for justice.
The United States Olympic Committee is facing a true crisis of sexual assault complaints. Hundreds of young women, student athletes, have stepped forward to accuse the USOC of creating a culture in which sexual abuse reports were ignored or concealed.
In their personal injury lawsuits, these brave women claim to have substantial evidence showing that the USOC puts its own reputation and profits ahead of player safety. Many of these lawsuits come to involve universities.
The ongoing Larry Nassar scandal has consumed Michigan State University, where Nassar, now a convicted child molester, worked as a USOC-affiliated sports doctor for years. Michigan State is accused of failing to protect young student athletes, failing to act upon sexual abuse reports over the course of decades and employing a known child molester for years without exerting sufficient oversight.
These serious allegations will be heard out in court, but they are joined by similar allegations that have been leveled against the University of Southern California and Ohio State University. In a new class action lawsuit, one former Olympic-track diver at Ohio State accuses her alma mater of failing to protect her from abuse, while leveling claims of athlete exploitation at the US Olympic Committee.
We believe sexual abuse may be widespread throughout Olympic-level athletics, including at Evanston's Northwestern University. In court documents filed across the country, young student athletes allege that sexual abuse is a fact of life for thousands of Olympic-track athletes. This is a national problem, one that has only been made worse by the US Olympic Committee's policies and practices, the plaintiffs say.
As a result of these damning allegations, our experienced sexual assault attorneys have launched a full investigation into Northwestern and its policies around sexual assault reports. We believe that some young student athletes at Northwestern, including recent alumni, may be eligible to pursue justice by filing civil lawsuits. We are here to help.
If you have information relevant to our investigation, we implore you to step forward and contact us for a free consultation. You can learn more about your legal options and rights at no cost and no obligation. We understand it can seem overwhelming and painful to step forward, but we believe your story deserves to be heard loud and clear.
If you or a loved one were sexually assaulted, you deserve to fight for justice. We can help you find the strength inside to come forward and make your voice heard. Call our lawyers or complete our online contact form now for a free consultation.