6 additional coaches accused of abuse in amended Rockstar Cheer lawsuit

Rockstar Cheer investigation
Rockstar Cheer investigation
Published: Sep. 15, 2022 at 7:26 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A federal lawsuit filed against Rockstar Cheer was amended with new survivors and new alleged abusers.

According to Strom Law Firm, the lawsuit details the ‘stomach-turning abuse’ by multiple coaches and includes several instances where athletes were taken across state lines and abused at events hosted by Varsity Spirit and the USASF.

According to the lawsuit, the following names were coaches who worked with Scott Foster:

  • Kenny Feeley
  • Josh Guyton
  • Nathan Allan Plank
  • Christopher Hinton
  • Traevon Black
  • Peter Holley

Strom Law Firm says both Varsity Spirit and USASF have ignored their repeated calls to launch a comprehensive investigation into their competitive environment and how the abuse could have happened.

While the USASF would not comment on the pending litigation, the national organization said they were devastated to learn of the accusations and are dedicated to athlete safety.

Kenny Feeley and his family released this statement regarding the accusation against him:

“Although we have not yet been formally notified, it has come to our attention that Kenny has been named, among others, in a wide-ranging civil lawsuit alleging a past instance of improper conduct, at some point in his career, by an anonymous individual.

We are dismayed and frankly stunned by these accusations, and to be clear, the claim is categorically false. Kenny has always, and will always conduct himself with integrity and professionalism, and his loving family and community stand by him with their fullest support.

As always—we remain steadfast in our convictions as long-standing advocates for greater safety, transparency, and protections for all athletes in cheerleading, while we vigorously defend Kenny’s reputation against this unsubstantiated claim, and related inaccuracies and mistruths.”

Read the full amended lawsuit below:


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