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Olympian Alleged Victim of Date Rape Drug

4/22/2008 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Olympian allegedly slipped drugOrange County sheriffs are investigating an alleged drugging of Pasha Grishuk, the biggest ice dancer in the world. Cops now tell TMZ the drug is GHB, commonly called the "date rape" drug.

The two-time Olympic gold medal winner attended a business meeting at the swanky St. Regis in the OC on April 12. Grishuk ordered a glass of wine at the table, which she briefly left unattended. After taking a few more sips, Pasha noticed a half-dissolved pill at the bottom of her glass. By the time cops and paramedics arrived, Pasha was feeling numb and ill. They also found a second glass she had been drinking from in the lounge and it had residue from a pill as well.

Jim Amormino, a spokesperson for the OC Sheriffs Dept. says, "The incident is under investigation and we are waiting for toxicology reports to come back."

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46.

Joanne    

The biggest ice dancer in the world?? Tallest, largest or what. - what about Jayne Torville (Torville & Dean) the best ever???

2291 days ago
47.

Kevin    

I might be wrong, but anytime I have encountered GHB, it was in a clear, liquid form. By the way, it was for my own use, not for others. GHB can be a fun party drug - It was a female that first introduced me to it.

2291 days ago
48.

Rustyvain    

Sad if true but, she looks like the kind of chick that would show you her under smile no questions assked!

2291 days ago
49.

Just sayin'    

Looks like Christina Aguilera! LOL!

2291 days ago
50.

Kat    

I remember her now. Her real named used to be Oksana, but she changed it to Pasha so that people wouldn't get her confused with Oksana Baiuel (sp). She said the other skater was an alcoholic and loser.

2291 days ago
51.

Hyde    

cough "slut!" cough. This is the skank that slept with another woman's husband. Why anyone would leave the stunning and elegant Maia Usova for THIS attention whore is beyond me.

2291 days ago
52.

del    

45. cough "slut!" cough. This is the skank that slept with another woman's husband. Why anyone would leave the stunning and elegant Maia Usova for THIS attention whore is beyond me.

Posted at 5:36PM on Apr 22nd 2008 by Hyde

Soulnds like Ms. Usova's husband was the whore. He's the one who pledged fidelity to her, not this woman.

2291 days ago
53.

del    

Sheriff: Former Olympic skater Grishuk drugged with GHB
Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Former Olympic ice dancer Pasha Grishuk was drugged with GHB, a common date rape drug, during a business meeting at a ritzy Orange County hotel, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

Grishuk, who won Olympic gold medals for Russia in ice dancing in 1994 and 1998, was attending a business meeting at the St. Regis Monarch Beach on April 12 when she began to feel ill and numb, sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said.

While eating dinner, she spotted a partially dissolved pill in the bottom of her drink. Investigators later found another dissolved pill in the bottom of a drink she ordered in the hotel's lounge.

Amormino says toxicology tests that came back Tuesday were positive for GHB, but it wasn't immediately clear how the pills got in Grishuk's drinks or who put them there.

"How somebody was able to do that, I honestly don't know, but it appears that somebody, for whatever reason, attempted to drug her," he said.

GHB, or gamma hydroxy butyrate, can cause breathing problems, loss of consciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration labels GHB a "predatory drug" that can be mixed with alcohol to reduce resistance from a victim before a sexual assault. It is also popular with teenagers at raves and is sometimes used by bodybuilders for its anabolic effects, the DEA said.

The 36-year-old Grishuk is a Ukrainian native who now lives in Los Angeles.

2291 days ago
54.

anthony    

it is unfortunate that all women have to be very carefull when they go out at night with their drinks. but how horrible that this even took place at the st regis. this should be another warning to all our female friends when they go out to keep track of their drinks since there are a ton of sick men out there looking to take advantage of them in this sick way.

2291 days ago
55.

Baseball Junkie    

Rape has nothing to do with sexual attraction and everything to do with power. It's the same as pedophilia that way. Forced sex is one way that one person can have power over another. And it's not only ugly men who use GHB. I remember a case maybe ten years ago where they discovered that a guy who had been named as most eligible bachelor in Massachusetts was convicted of using GHB. He was good-looking, young, wealthy and very few women would have said no but he still raped women because he could.

2291 days ago
56.

SpazZzZz    

Who????????????????????????? She looks major constipated!!!

2291 days ago
57.

del    

Baseball Junkie: Exactly. Ted Bundy was a "hottie" who could easily have gotten women to sleep with him. It's all about power and control, exerting it over and taking it from others.

2291 days ago
58.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

This just proves once and for all (and HOW MANY MORE TIMES are we going to have to point it out??!!) that women are safest when they stay at home! There no one can try to harm them. And they get to do fun things, like laundry and cooking! If a woman wants to go out in public, she will be treated just like a man! So if she doesn't want to be, she should STAY HOME!!

2290 days ago
59.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

Rape is meant to intimidate. Especially strong women (by covertly inducing drugs) and young inexperienced females. Coercing them by creating a frenzy of penis myths, and informing them that penetration is soooo satisfying and essential for their maturity. That way they are 'more than eager' to let it happen. But as long as 'it's ok', and considered normal, women won't put an end to what is happening to them, daily, and not in small numbers. Ejaculation is for impregnation only. It is not a milky elixer of esoteric love that is best when swallowed.

2290 days ago
60.

Kelli    

Expert, what are you smoking?

2290 days ago
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