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Lawsuit Against Woodward Gymnastics Coach

A second victim has come forward to file a lawsuit against a New England-area gymnastics coach over allegations of sexual misconduct which reportedly occurred at the Woodward Gymnastics Camp in Centre County.

The new lawsuit, filed on behalf of a Canadian woman, claims that now 26-year-old Nathaniel Singer pursued an intimate relationship with a junior counselor, in 2016, when she was just 17-years-old.

According to the lawsuit, the victim claims that other campers and staff members were aware of Singer’s advances towards her and states that the camp rehired him despite his admittance to the alleged misconduct.

The victim claims that Singer sent her partially nude photos, via Snapchat, and would touch her inappropriately during various gymnastics exercises.

The victim also alleges that on the penultimate night of camp, he pressured her to leave her room and proceeded to have inappropriate sexual contact with her.

According to the lawsuit, the camp’s director reportedly learned of the misconduct the following year but continued to allow Singer to work at the camp through 2019.

In a separate case, Singer was criminally charged in April for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl at the camp in 2019.

Last year, the girl’s parents filed a similar lawsuit against him and the camp, also claiming that the staff was aware of his “repeated” misconduct.

In the previous lawsuit, the victim alleges that one of the camp’s administrators “cornered” the teen and told her “not to ruin Singer’s reputation.”

Online records show that Singer was later suspended by USA Gymnastics for his alleged misconduct.

A spokesperson for Powdr, the parent company of the Woodward camp, provided the following statement in response to the lawsuits and allegations:

“We take these allegations very seriously and are actively reviewing the claims. Because the litigation is pending, we are not able to comment directly.”

No trial date has been set yet for Singer’s criminal case and both lawsuits are also pending trial.


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