Former Olympic skier Picabo Street charged with domestic assault

By The Sports Xchange   |   Jan. 15, 2016 at 1:12 AM
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Olympic goal-medalist skier Picabo Street has been charged with domestic violence assault stemming from a December incident near Park City, Utah in which she allegedly roughed up her father.

Prosecutors say the 44-year-old was the aggressor in the Dec. 23 dispute. They accuse her of throwing her 76-year-old father down two flights of stairs and locking him in a basement.

Street was arrested earlier this week and bailed out of jail. She was charged with three counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in the presence of a child and one count of misdemeanor assault.

Street denies any wrongdoing through her attorney, Jason Richards.

A hearing is set for Feb. 16 in Park City.

A 911 call released Thursday includes Street telling the operator, "He got his hands on me and I put him down the stairs."

A woman in the background - who Street referred to as her mother - is heard disputing Street's version.

"I saw what you did to him," the woman says.

Street's father, Roland, told police her daughter was angry and pushed him down the two flights of stairs. Roland Street had cuts on his elbow and neck.

Picabo Street won a gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics. She earned a silver medal in the 1994 Olympics and also competed in the 2002 Olympics.

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