An arbitrator has overturned a sexual misconduct ban on taekwondo coach Jean Lopez, meaning his name has been removed from the United States Center for SafeSport's sanctioned list and that he is able to resume his role.
A permanent ban introduced against two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez has been overturned by an arbitrator after a lack of evidence was found to justify the United States Centre for SafeSport’s conclusion that he sexually abused a child.
Two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez has been declared permanently ineligible from sport after a United States Centre for SafeSport investigation found evidence he sexually abused a child.
An amended lawsuit has been filed to add the US Center for SafeSport to a case which alleges the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Taekwondo (USAT) are guilty of "sex trafficking and negligence".
The US Center for SafeSport have reportedly rejected a claim that they will require women to testify in person against taekwondo coach Jean Lopez, after his sanction was changed from "permanently ineligible" to a temporary restriction.
Two-time Olympic taekwondo gold medallist Steven Lopez and his brother Jean, a former coach for USA Taekwondo, have both been accused of sexual abuse in a United States court.
Leading coach Jean Lopez has been suspended from all World Taekwondo events after allegations of sexual misconduct in the United States.
Former USA Taekwondo national team coach Jean Lopez has been declared permanently ineligible for Olympic sport in United States after being found guilty of two counts of sexual misconduct, including one involving a minor.
Double Olympic gold medallist Steven Lopez has denied allegations against him and his older brother Jean that they sexually abused four women.