All the false accusations against Bob McDonald, husband of dressage rider Debbie McDonald, have been dropped by SageSport, but not before his name was dragged through the mud by SafeSport without proof.
In June, Athletes for Equity in Sports pointed out that "regardless of what has been said, Bob McDonald was not given a hearing before being announced permanently ineligible."
Athletes for Equity in Sports is working hard to prevent SafeSport from doing such injustices as these in the future, as well as trying to repair some of the damage SafeSport has done in the past.
SafeSport accepts the often uncorroborated statements of accusers and ruins lives without allowing the accused to face their accusers and get a fair hearing.
A STATEMENT from Bob McDonald.
Last week I provided additional information to SafeSport in advance of my arbitration hearing that was scheduled to take place in October 2020.
On Thursday, Aug. 20, I received an email statement announcing all sanctions had been lifted, my name had been removed and my case closed.
The accusations are false.
They have always been false and are now proven false.
My family and I are relieved to have these accusations behind us.
To all of you that emailed and spoke up on my behalf, I can not thank you enough.