Paralympic gold medalist Robert Griswold accused of rape, sexual assault of teammate in Tokyo

Nov 15, 2022

American Paralympic gold medalist Robert Griswold was accused of raping and sexually assaulting an intellectually impaired teammate at the Tokyo Olympics and afterward, according to a lawsuit filed last week, per The Washington Post.

Griswold, a swimmer who won two gold medals at the Tokyo games, allegedly “maliciously targeted and groomed” a 19-year-old autistic teammate and took advantage of his intellectual disability that “rendered him vulnerable and naive to abuse.”

“This case is a horrific tragedy, where a young man who defied all odds to become a world-class Paralympic swimmer had his life utterly shattered by rape and abuse when he was paired with a team member who was a violent sexual predator,” the complaint states, via The Post.

Source: Yahoo Sports