Tuesday September 11, 2012
Parents to sue US Olympic gold medallist
CLEVELAND: The parents of US Olympic gold medalist Tianna Madison have sued the track star, saying she spread stories they were out for their own interests and tormented and cheated her.
Robert and Jo Ann Madison filed the libel, slander and defamation lawsuit Thursday in an Ohio court.
Tianna Madison was on the winning 4x100-metre relay track team at the London Olympics. She won the gold with Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter in world record time. The lawsuit also names her husband John Bartoletta.
Madison’s parents’ are seeking more than $25,000 each in damages.They said in the suit they have been loving and supportive parents. — AFP.