“My sexual abuse was 100% preventable,” Grodensky said Wednesday during a video conference.
Grodensky said King abused her from ages 11 to 16 when she was a swimmer in Danville, California, in the early 1980s. Now 51 and living in New York, she said she has suffered from years of depression as a result of the abuse. Grodensky said King’s grooming of her extended to her family, friends and teammates.
In 2010, King was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading no contest to 20 child molestation charges.
“I want this lawsuit to wake up USA Swimming,” Grodensky said. “I want cultural change and mandated education for this great sport.”
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