ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Reports on Olympic Hopeful Who Claims She Was Coerced Into Sexual Relationship With Coach, Airing on the West Coast, Saturday, Feb. 10 (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/10/17)
‘20/20’ REPORTS ON OLYMPIC HOPEFUL WHO CLAIMS SHE WAS COERCED INTO SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH COACH
Hour Includes Audio Recording of Coach’s Alleged Threat, Police Interrogation Video and Only Interview with Coach
‘20/20’ Airs on the West Coast, Saturday, Feb. 10 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. PST), on ABC
“20/20” reports on young Olympic hopeful Baillie Gibson who alleges she was coerced into a three-year sexual relationship with her University of Arizona coach, Craig Carter. Carter claims the relationship was not only consensual, but that Baillie initiated it. “20/20” features the details about Carter’s alleged threats of violence including text messages and a phone recording of his threats. Carter has been arrested and charged with four counts including assault and stalking, and has pled not guilty. Baillie has brought a civil suit against Carter alleging sexual assault. In response, Carter has countersued Baillie alleging defamation. Both sides deny the allegations.
Correspondent Deborah Roberts sits down with Baillie; Julie Labonte, Baillie’s former teammate and roommate; and ESPN Reporter John Barr, featuring his exclusive phone interview with Carter – in which he claims Baillie provoked him by telling him to hit her and denies forcing Baillie into a sexual relationship. The hour also includes interviews with Billie Joe and Bernie Gibson, Baillie’s parents; features a 911 call from a student who witnessed Carter allegedly harassing Baillie and a police interrogation video of Carter before his arrest – where he admits to threatening Baillie with a box cutter; and looks into the actions the school took in light of the accusations. “20/20” airs only on the West Coast, Saturday, Feb. 10 (10:00–11:00 p.m. PST), on ABC. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/10/17)
“20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir. David Sloan is senior executive producer.