She revealed that she was assaulted by late John Caughlin when she was just 17
Olympic figure skating star, Ashley Wagner, revealed that she was sexually assaulted when she was 17-years-old. And she accused a fellow figure skater, late John Coughlin, of the grave crime. John Coughlin killed himself earlier this year after an investigation into alleged misconduct led to his suspension from the sport.
Ashley Wagner was sexually abused by this fellow skater when she was 17
So, this makes Wagner’s revelation the fourth sexual assault accusation against Coughlin. She took to Instagram to share her story to the world. This story was published by USA Today on Thursday.
The 2014 Olympic bronze medalist made the revelation that the accused groped and kissed her while she was sleeping after a party. This is what Ashley Wagner’s Instagram post looked like,
“Believe women. In 2008 I was sexually assaulted. I didn’t understand what happened to me or what it really meant. I feel so strongly that people need to talk more about these experiences, that they need to have a bright light turned on the dark corners where they thrive. This happens all too often to both men and women, and we need to do better for our next generation. Talk about this, make this feel real so that we can help out those who need it! Read more about my story in the link in my bio 💕 “
Asley Wagner who is now 28 wrote in the explained, “It was the middle of the night when I felt him crawl into my bed. I had been sleeping and didn’t move because I didn’t understand what it meant. I thought he just wanted a place to sleep. But then he started kissing my neck. I pretended to be deep asleep, hoping he would stop. He didn’t. When his hands started to wander, when he started touching me, groping my body, I tried to shift around so that he would think I was waking up and would stop. He didn’t.”
Furthermore, Ashley Wagner narrated, “When he continued to wander further over my body, I started to get scared because he was so much bigger than I was, and I didn’t know if I could push him off.”
It was indeed a difficult night for Ashley Wagner, “He looked at me for a few seconds, quietly got up and left the room. All of this happened over the period of about five minutes. That is such a small amount of time, but it’s haunted me ever since.”