Celebrities accused of domestic violence
US Soccer launches investigation into men’s head coach Gregg Berhalter following his statement on 1991 domestic violence incident
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Domestic violence is a problem that has been hidden behind closed doors as long as humans have walked the Earth. In the past, spousal abuse wasn't even a crime, but fortunately, in recent years, the tides have changed. Since the start of the Me Too movement in 2017, survivors of abuse, many of them high-profile celebrities, have been breaking their silence.
On January 3, the men’s national US soccer team head coach Gregg Berhalter Berhalter released a lengthy statement on Twitter describing the moment in 1991 when he says he kicked his now-wife, then-girlfriend, Rosalind during an argument. “There are zero excuses for my actions that night,” he said, adding it was a “shameful moment” that he “regrets to this day." The statement is signed by Berhalter and his wife. The coach explained that someone had contacted US Soccer during the World Cup “saying they had information about me that would ‘take me down,’” which is why he released the statement.
US Soccer immediately announced the launch of an investigation and said in a statement, "Through this process, US Soccer has learned about potential inappropriate behavior towards multiple members of our staff by individuals outside of our organization. We take such behavior seriously and have expanded our investigation to include those allegations." They also said they appreciated Berhalter and his wife "coming forward to speak openly about this incident.”
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