Former U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin has killed himself in the midst of an internal investigation within his sport.
Coughlin — a two-time U.S. Pairs champion — took his own life Friday in Kansas City, according to his sister, Angela Laune, who revealed the news on Facebook. Police have reportedly confirmed his death as well.
The Olympic skater had recently been temporarily barred from participating in any skating events in any capacity due to an investigation launched by SafeSport last month. SafeSport is an independent body that investigates allegations of misconduct, and has “exclusive jurisdiction over allegations of sexual misconduct but also looks into other forms of abuse,” per USA Today.
The investigation quickly escalated, as he was suspended by U.S. Figure Skating following a recommendation from SafeSport. The details of what he’d been accused of remain unclear for now.
“90 Day Fiance” star Colt Johnson told cops Larissa Dos Santos Lima downed half a bottle of pills and threatened to kill herself before getting arrested.
TMZ broke the story … Larissa was arrested for battery last week after she allegedly attacked Colt, punching him in the mouth and inflicting injuries upon herself. According to the police report — obtained by TMZ — Larissa got mad at Colt, accusing him of cheating after she discovered he’d purchased porn.
Cops say Colt told them Larissa became enraged, and emptied her bottle of antidepressants — which was half full — swallowed the pills and locked herself in the bathroom. She also punched Colt in the mouth.
According to Larissa, she locked herself into the bathroom to diffuse the situation and took a shower. She told cops during her shower, Colt was playing with the lights and continued to annoy her by touching her inappropriately. Larissa also claimed Colt grabbed her by the hair and pinned her to the ground.
After talking with both Colt and Larissa, cops discovered Larissa had been busted for domestic violence twice in the last 6 months. They also determined she’d inflicted scratch marks on herself.
The ‘SNL’ star was spotted at MGK’s show inside the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University, where he was taking in the scene seated on an elevated stage platform. He was wearing a dark hoodie and seemed to be covering his head … but rocked out regardless.
You can see one concert goer zoom in on Pete as Kelly performed ‘Rap Devil,’ and he puts his hands up while seemingly rapping along. “Saturday Night Live” is on break for the holidays and won’t be back ’til January … so Pete had some time on his hands this weekend.
It’s great to see him out and enjoying himself — albeit all by his lonesome up there near the rafters. Pete’s outing comes one week after an alarming social media post that appeared to imply he was suicidal … which set off a wave of support from loved ones.
MGK gave us a bit of a mixed update on his pal earlier this week … telling us things were weird for Pete and co. during this time. We’d been told he was still in a dark place following the suicide scare, but he now seems to have turned a new leaf for the better.