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The Last To Know
Cheer Incorporated speaks exclusively to one of the mothers of the lawsuit filed in Federal court last week. In this heart wrenching interview, Mary Doe tells the story of how her son was victimized by a coach they trusted and in the aftermath, failed by a flawed system.
|Oct 04, 2022|
Building The Empire
Hear from a survivor for the first time and explore the origins of modern cheer and the Varsity empire.
|Sep 27, 2022|
A Secret Culture
The Cheer Incorporated team visited attorneys from the Strom law firm to hear firsthand how their lawsuit is exposing the cheer industry's secret culture.
|Sep 20, 2022|
This news outlet is launching a new format dedicated to amplifying our ongoing coverage of the Rockstar Cheer revulsion - a scandal of escalating proportion which has its point of origin in the socially conservative Upstate region of South Carolina.
This is one of the most important stories our news outlet is ever going to cover ... and like the 'Murdaugh Murders’ crime and corruption saga, I want to make sure we are covering it right.
Narrated by Wood and directed by Nolan, Cheer Incorporated takes listeners inside the alleged "factory of abuse” functioning just under the surface of the cheerleading industry in the United States.
"Speaking with survivors who are the same age as my daughter is truly heartbreaking,” Wood continued. "Then to learn that the individuals in charge seemingly prioritized profit over the safety of millions of children - I was disgusted.”
For most people - including this author - the Cheer Incorporated scandal began on August 22, 2022 when 49-year-old Scott Foster died by suicide in his vehicle at Paris Mountain state park just north of Greenville. At the time of his death, Foster was the focus of a criminal investigation into multiple allegations of alleged sexual misconduct. That inquiry is ongoing – and is being led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s special investigations unit (HSI) with support from the Greenville County sheriff’s office.
Our goal is to expose that corrupt system - and those coverups - while allowing those who survived it to tell their stories on their own terms.
“We have an obligation to doggedly pursue this story because it isn’t a one off,” Nolan said. "Scott Foster wasn’t a lone wolf, and there are plenty of people who’d sooner let wolves like Foster in with the sheep than risk losing profit or social standing. We’re going to shine a light on how this situation was allowed to happen and encourage listeners to think long and hard about the incentives motivating those they seemingly can trust.”
|Sep 13, 2022|