Olympic Gold Medal Winner Tianna Madison Sued By Her Parents!

By Radar Staff

Tianna Madison won a gold medal at the London Olympics. She came home, not to the adoring fans that have met Gabby Douglas and Michael Phelps, but to a lawsuit from her own parents.

Tianna, who was part of the winning 4×100 relay team, is being sued by Robert and Jo Ann Madison for libel, slander and defamation.

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The suit, filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in Cleveland on Thursday, alleges that Tianna has been calling them selfish people who mismanaged her finances and also allowed a boy who they knew had molested her back in their home while she was present.

The Madisons say they’ve been loving, supportive and generous parents, reports The Chronicle-Telegram.

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The suit also names Tianna’s husband John Bartoletta, and is asking for compensatory damages in excess of $25,000 and punitive damages in excess of $25,000 plus court costs and fees.

A spokesperson for the Olympic sprinter said there would be no comment about the lawsuit. “This should be a time for not just Tianna, but her family to celebrate all she has gone through and her winning a gold medal. That is what she is going to focus on at this time.”

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