GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – New, detailed allegations were released in the first lawsuit filed against Rockstar Cheer and its owner.
This lawsuit released Wednesday comes after multiple other law firms announced legal action, alleging sexual misconduct against the Greenville-based cheerleading and dance school’s former owner, Scott Foster.
According to attorneys, it was filed on behalf of an alleged victim and her mother and father, who live in Greenville County.
“We have victims that go as far west as San Diego, California. Some are nearly 40 years old. Some are still minors today,” said Bakari Sellers, Strom Law Firm.
This comes to light just days after the Greenville County coroner confirmed Foster committed suicide on August 22.
The lawsuit revealed new details in the wake of Foster’s death, stating that he began to take interest in an alleged Greenville County victim back in 2020.
“Over the next 6 months, Foster had multiple communications with Plaintiff, primarily through Snapchat, that
included messages of a sexual nature, nude pictures of himself and requests for nude pictures of
Plaintiff. Plaintiff provided nude pictures to Foster via Snapchat,” the lawsuit stated.
According to the lawsuit, the victim was persuaded into performing various sexual, some of which crossed state lines.
“Over the following year on at least ten occasions, Plaintiff was persuaded into performing various sexual acts including oral and penetrative sex with Foster. These acts occurred at Foster’s home, in Foster’s vehicle, Rockstar’s facility, at hotels during competitions, and in both South Carolina and Florida,” the lawsuit stated.
“During multiple of these occasions, Plaintiff was provided alcohol by Foster in an effort to further persuade Plaintiff to perform sexual acts with him.”
In a press conference Tuesday, one of the attorney’s representing one of the victims said this is just the beginning.
“We want the community to know that Scott Foster was not the only abuser,” said Sellers.
Along with Scott Foster and Rockstar Cheer, a lawsuit was filed against Varsity Spirit, the United States All Star Federation (USASF), and the National Center for Safety Initiatives. It said the organizations received complaints prior to and during the conduct against Foster and failed to act in a reasonable manner, given the seriousness of the allegations.
“These institutions went to great lengths to protect predators and sexual abusers rather than taking steps to protect the children they had a responsibility to protect,” said Alexandra Benevento, Strom Law Firm.
USASF released a statement Tuesday prior to the filing of the first lawsuit Wednesday.
It read, in part:
The organization said it will not comment on the allegations or developments associated with the matter to allow law enforcement to properly investigate.
The USASF ended their statement with, “Keeping athletes safe takes everyone. Now more than ever, everyone needs to come together to create an environment where all members are safe, happy, and have room to grow and be successful. There is no place in All Star for anything but our best.”
Rockstar owns and/or operated 16 facilities across the country. Since the allegations came to light, many of the facilities have changed their names.
7NEWS reached back out to all of the parties involved in the lawsuit again Wednesday. We have yet to hear back.
To read the entire lawsuit, click here.