Figure skater Nami Otoka’s parents say she died in July at age 32


Figure skater Bridget Namiotka sued late pair skating partner Jon Coughlin for sexual abuse but died in July at age 32, her parents say United States of America today.

Nami Otka accused Coughlin after he committed suicide in 2019 following a temporary suspension from the US Center for SafeSport.

she said in a Facebook post that Coughlin abused her for two years; We’ve been skating together since 2004 to her 2007, when she was 14 and he was 4 years older than her. She won a silver medal at the 2006 Junior Nationals.

Namiotka’s parents said in an interview with USA Today that their daughter died on July 25 after “succumbing to a long battle with addiction after very difficult years of dealing with the trauma of sexual abuse.” said.

Other skaters have also accused Coughlin of sexually assaulting and inappropriate behavior towards minors.

was Coughlin 2-time pair championdenied the abuse allegations to USA Today about two weeks before he died.