Anonymous Teammate of Lia Thomas Reveals Herself with Disturbing Details – Watch
A teammate of Lia Thomas, the transgender swimmer who has dominated women’s swimming at the University of Pennsylvania, has spoken out against her participation in women’s sports. The anonymous teammate, who spoke to Matt Walsh on his podcast “The Matt Walsh Show,” shared disturbing new details about Thomas’s behavior and the way the University of Pennsylvania has handled the situation.
Paula Scanlan, who was on the team with Thomas, is now revealing her identity. She had previously appeared in The Daily Wire’s What Is a Woman documentary anonymously.
Scanlan said that Thomas has been “very aggressive” in the locker room and has made other female swimmers feel uncomfortable. She also said that Thomas has been given special treatment by the coaches and that the university has been “very secretive” about the whole situation.
Scanlan is saying that she and others were threatened with retribution by the school’s athletic department if they dared to speak out.
“She came back from the meeting and suddenly thought we were a part of some groundbreaking team. There was something going on at the Athletic Department that wanted to keep us quiet. I was like, ‘this is getting scary’. Two days later they had a formal meeting with us, with Lia excluded, and we were told you would regret talking to the media. They also told us Lia swimming with us is non-negotiable and provided us with counselling services to ‘help us be okay’ with it. It’s incredibly startling,” Scanlan said.
The teammate’s comments come at a time when there is growing concern about the fairness of transgender athletes competing in women’s sports. Thomas’s case has been particularly controversial, as she competed as a male swimmer for three years before transitioning to a woman.
The NCAA has a policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in women’s sports if they have been taking hormones for at least one year. However, critics of the policy argue that it is unfair to allow transgender athletes to compete against women who were born female.
The most disturbing thing that @PaulaYScanlan revealed is the psychological manipulation from the school that made the real girls on the team question their own common sense and judgment. They knew it was wrong to have a man on the team but the gaslighting campaign was extremely…
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 6, 2023