Rockstar Cheer Sexual Abuse Attorneys
We Stand Up For the Survivors of the Rockstar Cheer Greenville Sexual Abuse, So All Perpetrators Are Held Accountable.
A parent’s nightmare has become a reality for potentially dozens of cheerleaders at Rockstar Cheer and Dance Inc. in Greenville County, South Carolina. A federal lawsuit filed on September 1, 2022, and expanded on September 15, 2022, accuses several coaches of sexual abuse and misconduct. The lawsuit is against the once-prominent cheerleading gym, its founder, and its parent company, the U.S. All Star Federation (USASF).
USASF, the governing body of the cheer industry, is supposed to protect cheerleaders and ensure they train in a safe and harmless environment. In addition, USASF must prevent sexual misconduct in competitive cheerleading and promptly respond to any complaints. Unfortunately, the organization failed to protect these individuals.
Now, a growing number of male and female survivors are coming forward to share their experiences anonymously. The sexual abuse attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson closely listen to these survivors’ stories and are ready to give them the accountability and justice they deserve while maintaining their confidentiality. Speak with us today for a free evaluation of your case. You can do so by calling 800-533-6845 or by submitting a free, confidential case evaluation form on our site.
Six Coaches Named Defendants in Rockstar Cheer Lawsuit
Multiple survivors have spoken out about their accounts of alleged sexual abuse, assault, and misconduct at the hands of their coaches at Rockstar Greenville. In addition to Rockstar Cheer founder Scott Foster, former coaches Kenny Feeley, Josh Guyton, Nathan Allan Plank, Christopher Hinton, Traevon Black, and Peter Holley were named defendants in the lawsuit against the since-shuttered gym.
Accusations against these coaches include a range of misconduct, including rape, providing drugs and alcohol to athletes, inappropriate touching and groping, and exchanging sexual images. In several instances, the plaintiffs were underage when the alleged abuse occurred, with Foster potentially aware of these despicable acts. Foster died by suicide shortly after the investigation began.
The lawsuit also claims that Rockstar Greenville failed to conduct proper background checks, train and supervise Foster’s performance, and prevent sexual misconduct.
What is Considered Sexual Abuse?
Children are unable to consent to sexual activity in every aspect. Therefore, if an adult engages in inappropriate behavior (looking, touching, or showing) with a minor to meet the adult’s interest or sexual needs, it is considered sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse can be separated into two categories:
Non-contact sexual abuse (abuse that does not involve physical contact) includes an adult exposing their genitals or masturbating in front of a child, showing pornography to a child, and peeking in on a child as they change or shower.
Contact sexual abuse (abuse that includes physical contact) includes making a child touch another child or adult sexually and any other sexual contact between an adult and a child such as groping and fondling.
The manufacturing, distribution, and viewing of child pornography, now called child sexual abuse material (CSAM), is also considered child sexual abuse. While not all child sexual abuse may be physical in nature, it is still abuse, and abusers can be held accountable.
How to File a Claim of Sexual Abuse
If you were impacted by child sexual abuse, speak with a Greenville sexual abuse attorney at Grimes Teich Anderson as soon as possible. We charge nothing upfront and won’t get paid until you do for your and your family’s peace of mind.
Our attorneys can review your case and help you file a claim to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses due to physical injuries and emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages, endorsements, and scholarships
- Pain and suffering
How Long Do I Have to File a Sexual Abuse Claim in South Carolina?
The window of time where an individual can file a lawsuit is known as the statute of limitations. In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for a child sexual abuse survivor to file a lawsuit can be either of the following:
- Six years after the victim’s 21st birthday
- Three years after the victim realizes they suffered an injury due to the abuse
If you've been sexually abused, no matter your age, contact the sexual abuse attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson. Our team will evaluate all of your legal options and fight to protect your rights against those responsible.
Where is Rockstar Cheer Located?
Rockstar Cheer Greenville is closed indefinitely but the address of the gym referenced is:
Rockstar Cheer Greenville
428 South Buncombe Road
Greer, South Carolina 29650
We Are Ready to Fight for Rockstar Cheer Abuse Survivors. Speak With Us For Free Today.
If you or a loved one are a survivor of sexual abuse, assault, or misconduct perpetrated by Rockstar Cheer staff, you are not alone. The attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson are here for you and your family and are committed to protecting your privacy as we work to hold those at fault accountable for these horrendous crimes.
Contact us today by submitting the form below or call our office toll-free at 800-533-6845 for a free, confidential legal consultation.