Olympic Skier Picabo Street Charged with Assault - Allegedly Pushed Elderly Father Down Stairs
The gold-medalist allegedly pushed her father down a flight of stairs after a verbal dispute escalated
Picabo Street has been charged with assault and domestic violence after a fight with her father allegedly got physical, according to a report.
The Olympic gold-medalist told authorities that she had pushed her father, 76, down a flight of stairs and then locked him in the basement, following a physical encounter between the two, in which he allegedly pulled her hair, ABC News reports.
The incident, which occurred on Dec. 23 at a home in Park City, Utah, reportedly stemmed from a verbal dispute that began after her father bumped the house with his car while leaving.
According to ABC, the 44-year-old skier was taken into custody and later released after posting bail. Two weeks after the incident, she was reportedly charged with three counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in the presence of a child and one count of misdemeanor assault.
Although Street’s lawyer told ABC that his client denies any wrongdoing, the Summit County prosecutor, Ivy Telles, told the network that Street is open to discussing a potential plea deal, however, negotiations between the two parties have not yet begun.
They’re reportedly scheduled to return to court on Feb. 16.