TRAVIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Twin Texas cheerleaders, Hannah and Jessica Gerlacher, have filed a lawsuit claiming their former coach, Jason McCartney, sexually abused them in Travis County seven years ago when they were teens.
The young women, now 22, filed the suit Monday alleging McCartney sexually abused them in two Cheer Athletics gyms in Plano and Frisco where they trained at the time.
The civil suit filed in Travis County claims the abuse started after Hannah suffered an injury.
The twins, who are now Instagram influencers, are seeking $10 million in damages.
“What happened to Hannah and Jessica as minors is inexcusable. They’ve had to deal with a lot of pain and trauma that they’ve had to hide,” Andrew Dao, an attorney for the twins, said at a press conference.
McCartney, who is yet to respond to the charges, is still coaching cheerleading at the Austin location of Cheer Athletics.
Geo quick facts: Travis County is a county in south central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,024,266; the estimated population in 2019 was 1,273,954. It is the fifth-most populous county in Texas. Its county seat is Austin, the capital of Texas – Wikipedia.