Reporter says she will countersue John Furlong

Laura Robinson, the reporter who wrote about alleged abuse by former Vancouver Olympics chief John Furlong, says she will countersue him for saying she didn’t do sufficient research.

Robinson says Furlong intentionally misinformed the public about her ethics when he accused her of having a vendetta against him.

After her story was published last week, Furlong denied the allegations and said he would be taking legal action.

Robinson, meanwhile, says she sent six to eight emails to the publisher of Furlong’s book, Patriot Hearts, released after the 2010 Vancouver Games. She received one reply from a publicist saying he was a physical education teacher at a Roman Catholic high school in Prince George, B.C. Robinson says that’s the only answer she ever received from Furlong in more than a year of reporting.

The Georgia Straight, a weekly newspaper in Vancouver, has quoted former students who allege that Furlong mentally and physically abused them.




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Reporter says she will countersue John Furlong

  1. It’s great to see a journalist of Laura Robinson’s stature standing up to the bullying tactics too commonly employed by those with money and position to silence the truth. Robinson’s bio is not of the Swiss cheese variety proferred by John Furlong. Real journalism is still alive and the people of Burns Lake are finally being heard.

    • Don’t support something that is badly reported and has little substance. If Robinson’s journalism is as good as sending a few emails I think she needs to take a 101 course in communication skills. Email is not a way to communicate effectively and is only a way of passing of information, not asking for information. I’m sure Mr. Furlong’s publisher gets multiple emails from many people…….and just to point out, Mr. Furlong’s publisher is NOT Mr. Furlong.
      Amateur journalism if this is how Robinson does her work.

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