“If you don’t want me talking about sexual abuse just fire me,” said Hogshead-Makar.

Unbelievable details in this story.

Nancy’s continued relationship with @WomensSportsFdn dependent on no discussion, writing or advocacy regarding sexual abuse, harassment or allegations, as either a private citizen, on behalf of WSF or on behalf of anyone else.
Rather than submit all documents, erase all hard drives and surrender copyright for 30 years of legal work and advocacy for WSF, Nancy told them to stuff their severance pay and took everything. 👏
Why would a sports foundations set up to advocate for female athletes try to stop a consultant talking about sexual abuse of female athletes in sport?

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This looks like Swyer Syndrome.
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Consulted your stakeholders?

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