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HenryLouisAaron

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I was looking for this week's D1SoftballNews top 25 poll (it still has not been listed) and saw this on the FPN site:

University of Missouri at Kansas City
An assistant softball coach at UMKC has been accused of sexual harassment.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article224102915.html 

Shortly after the article above appeared in the Kansas City Star newspaper - the coach has been put on a "leave of absence".


This is the latest article on this subject from the Kansas City Star from last night:

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article226144280.html
TheNarrator

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In no way defending or saying what happened, but here is an update/truthful reporting:

https://www.kctv5.com/news/umkc-assistant-softball-coach-to-take-leave-of-absence/article_8493fc6c-2f2d-11e9-bc4b-9b08453f6400.html

UMKC spokesperson John Martellaro, has confirmed to KCTV5 that Greg Bachkora has volunteered to take a short leave of absence. This comes after conflicting reports about unsolicited and inappropriate behavior in a Title IX investigation.

Players told leaders with the Student Government Association that the Kansas City Star’s article about Bachkora entering the women’s locker room announced while they were changing was incorrect.

The players said they believe that the Star had twisted the story around from what actually occurred.

As of Tuesday evening, the SGA plans to suspend their $2 per student subscription with the Kansas City Star after the report.

The university said they plan to use that money for student activities.

PH2

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The way the original article I read characterized the situation, he was making repeated visits to the locker room to use the microwave, requiring girls to go running for cover because they were showering, getting dressed, etc., and that it was happening so often that it was obvious what was going on.  When girls raised the issue to the administration, the university bought him a microwave instead of investigating him for possible sexual harrassment.
HenryLouisAaron

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I certainly have no inside info on this matter...
but the article sure makes it sound like this assistant coach was often making a trip into the girls locker room when they were undressed or in the shower... 
because he had to use a microwave oven that was in that same area.

Amazing that he had to wait until that exact time when they would be undressed - to use the microwave.

It seems that there were at least six players who made this complaint.

One of the players is quoted as saying that this coach has seen her naked more often than her boyfriend.
TheNarrator

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I am in no way saying what happened as I have no idea, but just quoting from the most recent article:

Players told leaders with the Student Government Association that the Kansas City Star’s article about Bachkora entering the women’s locker room announced while they were changing was incorrect.

The players said they believe that the Star had twisted the story around from what actually
occurred.

https://www.kctv5.com/news/umkc-assistant-softball-coach-to-take-leave-of-absence/article_8493fc6c-2f2d-11e9-bc4b-9b08453f6400.html

PH2

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Yeah, I have no idea what occurred, just stating that the original article was written from the perspective of the girls/parents who complained and expected some actual action to be taken. The microwave featured prominently in that story.
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