Dear Mr. Clark,
The Women’s Coalition is calling for a boycott of UK Athletics due to its outrageous complicity in the cover-up of sexual abuse by one of your coaches. It has come to our attention that Doncaster Council, likely with Family Court connivance, has instructed you to suppress the ban on Vicky Haigh's ex-husband. But you should not have capitulated.
Your silent ban on this perpetrator coaching children, contacting them on social media, and his supervision at UKA events is not enough. Parents have the right to know the facts and make up their own minds about whether they want their children around him. Arguably, teenagers also have a right to know. And, perhaps just as importantly, you have an obligation to parents and children outside UKA clubs and events. He is a danger to all children, not just the ones who attend UKA.
Also, you deprived Vicky of this crucial knowledge four years ago, which supports her daughter’s original disclosures, thus vindicating her. She could have filed to regain custody of her daughter then, attempting to protect her, before the perpetrator had a chance to further Stockholm and brainwash her. Now he has had many more years in which to turn Vicky’s daughter completely against her, a common perpetrator strategy enabled by Family Court, designed to silence children and disempower their mothers.
The Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness about the epidemic of women losing custody to controlling and abusive men. Vicky Haigh’s case is a perfect example of how the Family Court system, often with the aid of social services, Council, and the criminal justice system, conceals evidence of abuse, deems the mother a liar or mentally ill, and switches custody to the abusive father. In the worst cases, such as Vicky’s, the mother is denied any contact with her child and is incarcerated to punish and intimidate her into submission and silence.
We understand that you were not the Chair when the cover-up took place, but you now have the opportunity to make things right and clear UK Athletics of this stain on your reputation. On behalf of our nearly 25,000 followers, The Women’s Coalition requests you belatedly do the right thing: publish the ban and the facts which led to it.
Cindy Dumas, M.A.
Executive Director, The Women's Coalition
Facebook post with more info on the cover-up and the boycott:
Massive Cover Up of Vicky's Ex’s Abuse of Child He Coached
Cindy Dumas, M.A. has been researching, writing, and raising awareness about the Custody Crisis since 2003, when she was unable to protect her children from their abusive father. She fled into hiding when Family Court failed her and was tricked into returning home, when her children were given to their abusive father.