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Sexual abuse, sports and survival

Brian Jessup was a top Ontario figure skater when he was abused by his coach, Kevin Hicks. He was silent about the abuse until he told police in 2012, which led to Hicks’ conviction in 2015. Now, after fighting a publication ban so that his name could be public, he tells the story about what happened and how it destroyed his career and almost destroyed his life.
Brian Jessup was a top Ontario figure skater when he was abused by his coach, Kevin Hicks. He was silent about the abuse until he told police in 2012, which led to Hicks’ conviction in 2015. Now, after fighting a publication ban so that his name could be public, he tells the story about what happened and how it destroyed his career and almost destroyed his life. 7:42