Curling chair resigns in wake of soccer abuse investigation
John B. Brennan has not been seen in public after being placed on paid leave.
John Brennan, a Canadian-born American international, was fired by the U.S. Women’s Curling Association (USWCA) over allegations that he had sexually assaulted women at competitions in the U.S., Canada and Australia.
Brennan is facing allegations he groped and kissed women during World Curling Tour competitions in the U.S. and is also the subject of an ongoing investigation from the Toronto Police Service.
The USWCA said on April 15 it had “decided to place an officer on leave so that the association can conduct a thorough, confidential and thorough investigation into the conduct of John B. Brennan.”
Brennan had been an international judge until he was fired in January. He also serves on the World Curling Tour Executive Board.
A statement from the USWCA in a statement on April 16 said the investigation is “taking place in collaboration with the Toronto Police Service, as it pertains to allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault against John B. Brennan.”
The USWCA statement said that Brennan would no longer be allowed to participate in the organization’s governance committee but that he was “welcome to attend Women’s Curling Canada events and curling events and participate as a spectator or in a limited capacity.”
Brennan is also a candidate for the U.S. Senate.
John B. Brennan has not been seen in public since being placed on paid leave over sexual misconduct allegations on April 15, 2013. (Facebook)
He will remain unable to be a member of the U.S. Curling Association and the World Curling Tour.
The World Curling Tour has said it will hold a special meeting Thursday night to deal with the allegations against Brennan.
The Canadian Press also reports that John B. Brennan would attend the