Athlete Abuse Exposed

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About Broken Trust

Broken Trust gives voice to the courageous women and men who have dared to speak up against abuse on all levels. Told through interviews with Olympic and national-class athletes, coaches and experts, Broken Trust looks at how and why abuse takes place and what needs to be done to stop it. 

Beyond the attention-grabbing headlines, this documentary gives viewers a candid look at the secret world of sexual and emotional abuse experienced by athletes. 

With unflinching honesty, Broken Trust shows how athletes are isolated and ostracized for speaking out, how parents are pressured to keep silent when confronted by predators in the guise of well-meaning coaches, and how athletes who dare to challenge the status quo are denied much-needed financial assistance. 



Filmmaker and journalist Jill Yesko is a former cyclist who represented the United States in the 1983 World University Games and competed in the Olympic Trials.

Jill is a Fellow at the Center for Sports Communication & Media, Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas.

Jill's writing has appeared in Women's Sports & Fitness, Shape, Fitness Swimmer, and numerous other magazines. She is the author of the acclaimed crime fiction novels and has been profiled in O, the Oprah magazine.




Broken Trust: Athlete Abuse Exposed

Broken Trust is available for rental to show at your school, organization, non-profit or for theatrical screenings.

A study guide and suggested curriculum can be provided upon request.


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Broken trust

Athlete Abuse Exposed