It took Chuck Wielgus, the head of USA Swimming, more than four years to finally apologize to victims of USA Swimming coaching sexual abuse. But sex abuse victims’ attorneys Jon Little and Robert Allard tell the AP that it is too little and too late. The following video excerpts from ABC 20/20 in 2010 would be reflective of the attitude that Wielgus had towards sex abuse victims.
That same year, Wielgus exhibited a similar attitude with ESPN, going as far as to make excuses as to why the organization had not contacted an Olympic gold medalist who went public with claims that her former Hall of Fame swim coach had abused her.
Wielgus continues to disregard calls for him to step down as executive director. Last week he was forced to withdraw from the International Swimming Hall of Fame induction class due to a coalition of sexual abuse victims and supporters of the sport of swimming launching a petition on change.org