Bellator Champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Sues Former Coach
Hawaii News Now reported Macfarlane and two other student-athletes filed a lawsuit on Thursday in Honolulu Circuit Court. Punahou School and their former basketball coach Dwayne Yuen are named among the defendants in the case.
Macfarlane claims the sexual abuse began when she was a 12 year old keen to pursue a career in basketball, she said.
“I had an inappropriate relationship with an adult who was in an authoritative position and a position of power, as a 12-year old, and that has 100-percent affected what I think is a healthy relationship.”