Our Michigan doctor sex assault lawsuit lawyers are investigating cases against former Farmington Hills basketball coach Jeremy Thompkins. Thompkins, a former junior varsity basketball coach at Farmington High School, was fired in October after an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.
Thompkins is facing a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Thompkins has pleaded not guilty and was given a $250,000 personal bond with a GPS tether and house arrest.
Three other coaches were also terminated, including the high school’s varsity head basketball coach, who were allegedly aware of the interactions between Jeremy Thompkins and the student athletes but did not report them. Police are currently investigating these claims.
Thompkins was arrested in late October 2023 and has been charged with criminal sexual conduct. He is innocent until proven guilty, and police are investigating all leads.
Thompkins November 2023 Preliminary Examination Hearing
In October 2023, Thompkins was charged with criminal sexual conduct after allegedly assaulting two high school boys at his Detroit home. Authorities accuse Thompkins of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy at his home between August and October 2023.
At the preliminary examination hearing, both teenagers spoke about Thompkins promising to train them for the NBA and help with their resell business. They also detailed instances where Thompkins allegedly gave them unwanted feet, calf and thigh massages.
Under the law, he is innocent until proven guilty in his criminal cases. In civil lawsuits seeking money compensation by complainants, the standard for finding him liable for damages is by a “preponderance of the evidence,” which is a lesser standard than in criminal cases. Even if he were to be found not guilty of his criminal charges, he can still be held accountable in civil cases.
Thompkins 2008 Allegations
Thompkins was charged with three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2008. Detroit police say the case involved allegations that Thompkins inappropriately touched a 17-year-old boy at his home. Thompkins was the child’s weight trainer at the time of the allegations.
The case was dismissed in 2008 at trial by Judge Thomas Jackson on a motion for a directed verdict.
What are the Rights of Coach Sexual Assault Victims?
Victims of coach sex assaults should contact The Buckfire Law Firm as soon as possible to pursue their claims. Our law firm has successfully handled a large number of cases against coaches and doctors who sexually assaulted athletes.
We have won significant settlements in cases against coaches, sports doctors, as well as other physicians who commit sex assaults on patients and athletes.
Can I sue Coach Jeremy Thompkins for Sexually Assaulting me?
If you were sexually assaulted by Jeremy Thompkins, you may be able to sue him for the physical and psychological harm caused by his sex abuse. The Buckfire Law Firm files coach sex assault lawsuits demanding justice and compensation for victims of these dangerous coaches.
To prove and win a case, you must show that you were coached by Jeremy Thompkins either at Farmington High School, a gym, or in some other setting. You may have records to prove this, but if not, your testimony and that of others may be enough for your case.
As most coaches seldom, if ever admit to sexually assaulting student-athletes, it will generally be your word against the coach’s word. However, these allegations garner a lot of credibility when several victims come forward with similar accounts of abuse as has happened with coach Thompkins.
How Much Are Coach Jeremy Thompkins Lawsuit Settlements?
To date, there have been no reported civil lawsuit settlements against Thompkins for sexual assaults on student-athletes. The coach may refute all of these criminal allegations and defend civil lawsuits brought against him by those making the allegations against him.
Damages in coach sex assault lawsuits are often very significant. These damages can include non-economic damages — such as emotional distress, post-traumatic stress disorder, and loss of enjoyment of life — and can also include significant economic damages, including ongoing therapy and medication needs, a loss of earning capacity, wage loss, and loss of services.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Coach Jeremy Thompkins Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations, or time deadline, was previously extended in Michigan to allow much more time for coach sex assault victims to file their lawsuits.
You may be able to file your lawsuit even if you were sexually assaulted by Thompkins more than 20 years ago. You should contact our attorneys immediately to make sure you have not missed the lawsuit filing deadline.
Contact Buckfire Law Now to Start Your Case
Victims of Jeremy Thompkins may wish to take legal action through a civil lawsuit with the help of a Michigan coach sexual abuse lawyer.
Our award-winning attorneys at Buckfire Law will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today to tell us your story. It is a confidential call.
If you have a case, we will represent you under our No-Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees whatsoever unless you win a settlement.
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