Yes, and Shae-Lynn was more of an equal - she was a strong, independent woman who was in her mid-20's at the time. She wasn't a teenage skater just starting out in her career who looked up to a much older man in a position of power.
Originally Posted by UnsaneLily87
I wasn't even that weirded out when he dated Miki. She was in her 20s too, she was established internationally, etc. But Elena crosses a line.
Originally Posted by Ryan O
I am not disputing a coach having lots of power. I am saying if a coach uses that power to create a sexual relationship that's rape. If Elena felt that having sex with morozov was the only way for her to compete and has a career that is rape.
Originally Posted by hanca
You don't seem to be grasping that not everything is so black and white. Elena was young, very infatuated by Morozov and therefore willing participant, so it is not like if he told her that she has to have relationship with him or he would ruin her career. If you look at it from this point of view, it definitely was not rape. However, that still does not make it right. If one in relationship has all the power, it is not an equal partnership, no matter whether the other one was willing participant or not.
Originally Posted by gmyers