This whole ordeal rubs me the wrong way because:
1. Most of not all the alums writing this letter and posting it to their prominent social media channels were not there in 2017-2019 when the allegations occurred.
2. The whole "No one asked us" thing is a bit self centered. Why would investigators ask any of you about Wetmore and Burroughs? Again, this is an investigation centered around potential HIPAA violations. That's what they are trying to get to the bottom of. It's not to find out why kind of guy Mark is.
3. I get it's hard to watch someone you care about under this level of scrutiny, but Adam Goucher's use of cancel culture is not appropriate here. Again, there were multiple allegations of HIPAA violations. That needs to be looked into.
4. Maybe it was unfair to target Kara, but Kara, unlike the others, has been a major major advocate for speaking up against abusive coaching practices. She has put herself in the center of the firestorm and gained attention, admiration, and also blowback as a result of her doing so. She knows firsthand how hard it is. To see her the turn around and not offer support or at least the respect of remaining neutral to someone who is also alleging abuse was jarring. If nothing happened the investigation will show it. Kara using her platform to undermine an accuser (I'm sorry but that's what this letter does) flies in the face of what she stands for, and no amount of lip service ("I'm not invalidating anyone's story!") can change that.
5. To be clear, I'm not sure I believe Mark is an abusive coach. But there is an investigation and that should be respected until it's concluded.