In a post below, Steve Penny, former CEO of USA Gymnastics was arrested.  Why should USAT care? 
 
If I were the USAT BOD with Gitelman as the catalyst for all the lawsuits and changes in Safe Sport and its own #Metoo, IMHO USAT BOD has some issues of its own.
 
The biggest issue is former Chair of the USAT BOD who was not qualified to hold that position and took it upon himself to try to run the administration and USAT let him - had Devin Johnson not been allowed to screw with the policies and procedures and allowed to make decisions he had no right to make, there would have been no Gitelman lawsuit.  Gitelman also wouldn't have gone to jail, but what can I say? Devin Johnson has given at least one deposition and his actions were chronicled in the deposition and documents in the action.  I hear he is due for another.
 
His actions and their affect on the situation have been described in detail to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Committee investigating.  I can guarantee you in vast detail along with depositions from the Gitelman case and his being chair during the Steven and Jean Lopez debacle.
 
I would say Devin Johnson needed to resign this board long ago.  He has conflicts and his actions have caused great expense to the organization.  Why is this incompetent still on the BOD?  Why hasn't the rest of the BOD done something here?
 
In addition to his attempts to run the organization administratively which lead to the loss of the best secretary USAT ever had:
 
The first night he was elected chair, he allowed the USAT BOD to DELETE the Code of Ethics and the Conflict of Interest policy.  It took me almost 3 months of nagging to finally get across to him what had happened and another month to vote in the stand alone.
 
He personally allowed Gitelman to coach at the 2014 US Open when on Oct of 2013 there had been a vote of the BOD to suspend Gitelman.  Johnson personally decided with discussion with the attorney, to unsuspend Gitelman basically because they were afraid Gitelman would sue.  Who was more important?  The attacked or the accusers?
 
Let's also not forget that he was part and party to bylaw changes and not holding required elections in 2015, so that in January 2016 neither he nor any independent whose term was expired were technically and literally off the BOD. I had to tell them they knocked themselves off and the first action of the January 2016 meeting was to re-elect themselves.
  
He was chair when Steven Lopez and Jean Lopez were allowed to have their rape investigations suspended so they could attend the Olympics. He was chair during those same Olympics when Peter Lopez made it all the way to the Olympics, was given credentials even though he had been suspended from USAT for 5 years a month before.
 
I could go on and on but the bottom line is Devin needs to go now.  Not only that my other question is where were the other BOD members and why didn't they stop him before so much damage occurred?  Trust me - I know they were aware.  Trust me also, every investigation of the USAT #metoo is well aware of Johnson's involvement in allowing all this to occur in violation of Safe Sport and USAT's own Sexual Harassment Policy and Code of Ethics.  BTW - read his deposition in Gitelman case and learn that even in his 3rd year as Chair of the BOD he was woefully ignorant of the organization's organic documents.
 
Why is he still on the USAT BOD?  Why hasn't the BOD taken action because this will continue to be an albatross around their necks as all this continues?

Basically when my contract is up with Lunarpages - this page will be gone.  It is simply too time-consuming with all I have on my plate to update two pages - this one and the Facebook.  Most people have already figured out that when I do post, it is on Facebook.

In the meantime - keep asking questions - Minutes are not posted in the two period as required by the USOC Hearing Panel Ruling.  What minutes are posted are completely devoid of information. The May meeting talks about having the constituent election in September and the Nominating Committee was to come up with a report - it is 2 days until September - which is ridiculous in the first place.  Additionally having all actual USAT constituent members but the athlete expire and renew means that members get to "vote" every four years and then only a small portion of those members.  Independent governance has failed. Period. Since taking over has there been any communication with the members from this Independent dominated board?  Anyone seen a strategic plan?  It has been over a year since USAT members were afforded a glimpse of financials? 

I received the following rebuttal to the Corrine Harrington letter on Robert Morrison who was suspended by USAT via Safe Sport issues.  Mr. Whitworth is a friend of Mr. Morrison.

Everyone, please keep in mind Safe Sport is NOT a criminal legal process except for mandatory reporting.  One can be suspended by Safe Sport without ever being arrested.  I just don't think people really understand the process.  I personally think that while I appreciate that one could and should be loyal to their friends.  Get it. However, when one is dealing with a Safe Sport issue and one has children they are charged with protecting them.  Since this is not a USAT sanctioned event as far as I am aware, doesn't matter who does what when or where.  However, one should also not be surprised when others question the same decisions.

Here is the letter that came out this morning replacing the first draft I got last night.  I am always happy to post the other side.  For the record, as long as Mr. Morrison is not associated with any sanctioned USAT clubs, schools, events I am not aware that anyone is violating USAT or Safe Sport. If one, and I am not aware of this being the case, were having Mr Morrison involved in classes, tournament etc..  I would think that this probably ill-advised.  I have reached out to the email address I had for the original author Corrine, but have had no answer.

 

CH Rebuttal to JW Rebuttal (all comments beyond the colon were written and submitted by CH:
 
As most of you have seen online, there has been a shameless response to my initial release of information from the Master Tae S. Lee organization including Master Joe Whitworth.
 
Two days ago, the LMA Championship Facebook page announced that “Master Lee and his affiliated schools [which there are only 2 left at this point, one being Master Joe Whitworth’s school] dedicate this year’s LMA 2018 Championship to the victim-survivors of sexual-assault.” They claim that a “portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to support the survivors of sexual assault.”
 
Just 5 days before the tournament? They have been advertising this tournament since December 10, 2017 but make this proclamation just 5 days before the tournament, after my email exposing their scandalous actions, and after many, many schools from all over the Pacific Northwest have pulled-out of the tournament with full refunds. This seems a bit contrived. But I suppose that is good if my initial release of information prompted them to donate money to such a cause. I will be curious to learn the exact “portion” of their proceeds that they ultimately contribute.

It took awhile, a long while, to get the page back up.  I do recommend that anyone reading this switch to the facebook version as with all I have on my plate, updating two of these gets to be a little time consuming.