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The well-known school cheerleading coach who starred in Netflix‘s groundbreaking collection Cheer is being sued for allegedly making an attempt to cowl up a sexual assault that occurred between two members of her squad.
Monica Aldama rose to fame a number of years in the past as the pinnacle coach of the highly effective Navarro Faculty cheerleading squad that took the streaming large by storm. However whereas she was seen as pushed, robust, and aggressive on display, at the least one cheerleader on the nationally-ranked group now says there was a darker facet.
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In response to authorized paperwork obtained from a Texas courtroom by a number of media shops, Aldama allegedly moved to cowl up a sexual assault towards former Navarro Faculty cheer member Madi Lane.
Within the docs, Lane asserts she was sexually assaulted in her dorm room again within the fall of 2021 by teammates Salvatore ‘Salvo’ Amico. Lane claims she had been hanging out along with her roommate and the roommate’s boyfriend when the duo determined to convey Amico again to their dorm. Lane went to mattress early, whereas the opposite three stayed out in the lounge. Then, after some time, Lane alleges the trio got here into the bed room, with Amico stepping into Lane’s mattress.
He allegedly started to take off her garments. At that time, Lane notes within the docs that she “screamed at him to cease,” per TMZ. Nevertheless, the docs state he stored going, and even allegedly “inserted his fingers inside her.” Lane did ultimately get Amico to cease, and he left the room. Nevertheless, her considerations apparently went unaddressed by Aldama and others on the squad.
When Lane instructed fellow cheerleader Maddy Brum concerning the assault, the veteran tumbler allegedly responded like this:
“You simply have to drink it off and get your thoughts off it. That’s what Navarro women do. They drink.”
After which Brum supposedly added:
“We don’t inform anybody. We simply hold it to our self.”
It acquired worse when Lane introduced the alleged assault to Aldama’s consideration, although. In response to the cheerleader’s lawsuit, when she shared the expertise with the highly effective coach, Aldama supposedly tried to downplay it by saying:
“Let’s not make this a giant deal. I need the perfect for you and I’ll provide help to cheer wherever you need.”
Then, when Lane instructed Aldama a couple of days later that she was quitting the group after the unsettling incident, the cheer coach supposedly stated this to her:
“In the event you hold quiet, I’ll be sure to can cheer anyplace you need.”
Per Folks, Lane allegedly instructed her longtime boyfriend concerning the assault. He confirmed as much as campus with some mates to confront the cheerleaders over the difficulty. There, his group reportedly “acquired in an argument with male cheerleaders” on the campus who didn’t need Lane to unearth the allegations.
Shockingly, the go well with claims the male cheerleaders adopted Lane and her boyfriend to their automobile, “pointed weapons at them” as they left campus,” and “threatened to kill them for reporting the assault,” based on Folks.
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Aldama, Amico, Navarro Faculty’s athletic director Michael Landers, the school’s Title IX Coordinator Elizabeth Pilans, and the school itself are all now named within the lawsuit. Per the Dallas Morning Information, the go well with accuses these named of making “a campus situation rife with sexual assault and missing the fundamental requirements of help for victims as required by state and federal regulation.”
Aldama has denied the claims made within the go well with. In an announcement to Folks, she known as the phrases of the lawsuit “wildly inaccurate,” and added:
“I’m heartbroken by the false allegations made towards me. … I’d by no means stay silent, or ask any pupil to stay silent, if I had been conscious that any sexual misconduct occurred within the Cheer program.”
Navarro Faculty additionally launched a blanket assertion of denial to the information outlet, stating partially:
“The school denies any allegations of wrongdoing and is ready to vigorously defend itself in court docket.”
Such a surprising state of affairs…
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