Former MLB Player Chad Curtis’ Sexual Assault of 4 Student-Athletes

Four student-athletes alleged former MLB player Chad Curtis sexually assaulted them under the guise of performing therapeutic massages while being a volunteer coach in the weight room of Lakewood High School in Barry County, Michigan. He was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in October 2013 and is serving 7 to 14 years in prison.

All four women settled with Lakewood Public Schools and its Board of Education in Western Michigan for $575,000. One of our clients was awarded a $1.8 Million judgment against Chad Curtis in Federal Court. On the day a judge said Candace Curtis, ex-wife of the former major leaguer, should be party to the judgment against him, she filed for bankruptcy. We obtained the couple’s prison-recorded calls and accused them of fraud after Chad gave all of his assets to his ex-wife during divorce proceedings.

The judge rejected her bankruptcy petition noting that the Curtises had “discussed shielding their marital assets and respective revocable trusts from (the student-athlete).”

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