AASP Statement of Support Regarding Hillary Cauthen’s Allegations Against Josh Primo
The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and its members have always been committed to fostering a safe and positive sport environment for all athletes, coaches, staff and employees. Dr. Hillary Cauthen, a long-time AASP member, has filed a lawsuit law week against the San Antonio Spurs and former Spurs guard Josh Primo after a series of alleged incidents involving Primo indecently exposing himself when Dr. Cauthen was working for the organization.
At AASP, we recognize the courage it takes to report abuse and admire Dr. Cauthen for coming forward with her experience. We support Dr. Cauthen and will continue to condemn sexual misconduct and lack of appropriate action by sport organizations when members come forward with reports of abuse.
Mental health and mental performance professionals provide critical services for teams and organizations and should always be subject to a safe work environment where they’re protected and supported. We stand with Dr. Cauthen who has been a dedicated and ethical professional and prominent member of our community. She has served the association at the highest levels of leadership and her reputation and commitment to her work is beyond reproach.