Ex-Olympic sports medicine chief sues, claims he was fired for reporting sexual abuse

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Bill Moreau, DC, filed a whistleblower lawsuit Feb. 7 against the U.S. Olympic Committee, claiming that the organization violated federal law by waiting five days to report the sexual assault of a teenage athlete in 2018, USA Today reports.  

Dr. Moreau, a chiropractor, former vice president of sports medicine for the USOC, claims that he was terminated for challenging the organization's handling of sexual abuse reports and mental health issues.

USOC officials told Dr. Moreau he was fired for not having a doctor of medicine degree, but his replacement similarly held a doctor of chiropractic degree, according to the lawsuit.

Luella Chavez D'Angelo, chief marketing and communications officer for the USOPC, told The Denver Post Dr. Moreau and his legal team "misrepresented the causes of his separation from the USOPC."

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