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As you have probably heard, Dominique is sueing her parents and wants to be declared a legal adult.  I will try and keep up with all the new information on this page so that everyone can make a more informed opinion on this unfortunate situation.  Please put Dominique and her family into your prayers.

On Tuesday October 20 a court ordered that Dominiue's parent's not contact her after Dominique asks for a "divorce" from her parents.  She wants to be a legal adult and have control of her finances.  She says that her dad put too much pressure on her and made her his "business" instead of his daughter.  Dominique still says she loves her parents and hopes that after this is over they will be all the more stronger.  Her dad says she is just a child and that she is influenced by others in her actions.  He wants her to come home so they can work it out.  As of now (October 23) she is staying at an undeclosed place with friends.  Her parents want her to come home.  Her mom is in tears nearly constantly throughout the day.  A court date has been set for November 11.
    Dominique appeared on Dateline (Click for Transcript, Real Audio Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) October 26 to give her side of the story on national television.  On October 27 Dominique's dad was granted an emergency court hearing because he says his daughter's welfare and safety is not sufficient with the people who are watching over her.
    On October 27 Dominique Moceanu and her family met privately with their attorneys and have reached an agreement which will be submitted to a judge for approval tomorrow. All restraining orders have been lifted and final details are being worked out right now at the end of a 4 hour meeting.
    On October 28, Dominique and her parents met in court to finalize the agreement.  Mr. Moceanu had to be asked several times if he agreed, and eventually he gave a soft yes while in tears and signed the papers legalizing Dominique's adulthood.
    On November 30, new news has been released.  Dominique has filed a protective order against her father.  She says he has been stalking her.  The Houston Police had investigated possible murder plots by her father against her friends, but no evidence was found.
    On December 8, Dominique was granted a permanent 1 year restraining order from her father.  Her father allegedly had planned to hire someone to murder her coach and friend, Brian Huggins.

Scanned image of article from the Houston Chronicle- Part 1 and Part 2.

Houston Chronicle Articles

Protetive order requested by Moceanu against father
Famed Gymnast, 17, files lawsuit to be independent of her parents (10/21)
FATHER ASKS GYMNAST TO COME HOME (10/23)
Parents raise safety issues, get  hearing (10/28)

Articles on 12-12

U.S. News: Gen. Benjamin Davis; Dominique Moceanu;.... (US News)

Articles on 12-11

Father must avoid gymnast (12/10/1998) (San Jose Mercury News),

Articles on 12-10

Moceanu's dad ordered to stay away a year (Philadelphia Daily News)
Gymnast wins court fight to limit father's contact.... (Bergen Record)
Spokane.net - Moceanu's father told to back off (Spokesman Review/Spokane.net)
Judge orders gymnast's father to stay away for a y.... (Fox Sports)
Judge rules Moceanus may have little contact (Philadelphia Inquirer)
deseretnews.com (Deseret News)
Sports capsules (Columbus Dispatch)

Articles on 12-9

Moceanu returns to court (Philadelphia Daily News)
Olympic gymnast returns to court to keep father aw.... (Fox Sports)
Olympic gymnast returns to court to keep father aw.... (Fox Sports)

Articles on 12-8

Spokane.net - Moceanu ' s parents lose round
Hearing scheduled for Moceanu (UPI)
Olympic gymnast returns to court to keep father aw.... (Fox Sports)
Judge quashes parents' request (Fox Sports)
Judge rules against Moceanu's parents (Philadelphia Daily News)
 
 

Articles on 10-29

CBS (CBS News)
Moceanu Is Declared a Legal Adult (Washington Post)
Robbed of her youth - Thursday 29 October 1998 - (Montreal Gazette)
Dominique Moceanu no longer a child -- legally (Fox Sports)
CNN/SI - Olympics - Judge declares Moceanu an adul.... (CNN/SI)
US Olympic gold medalist freed from parents (Australian News Network)
Court rules Moceanu an adult (Columbus Dispatch)
Star-Telegram.Com | News (Star-Telegram)
Dominique Moceanu attains adulthood after settleme.... (Detroit News, The)
Court gives gymnast independence from parents (Cleveland Live/Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Boston Globe Online / Sports / Adult status grante.... (Boston Globe)
New York Daily News Online | News and Views | Scan.... (mostNEWYORK/Daily News)
Moceanu's adult status gets OK (10/29/1998) (San Jose Mercury News)

Articles on 10-28

Moceanu, Parents Settle (ABC News)
Poor little Moceanu is 17, going on 35 (Detroit Free Press)
Dominique Moceanu attains adulthood after settleme.... (CNEWS/CANOE)
ACE GYMNAST WENT TO MAT FOR PARENTS 2 YEARS AGO (New York Post)
Dominique Moceanu attains adulthood after settleme.... (Fox Sports)
CNN/SI - Olympics - Parents relent, allow Moceanu .... (CNN/SI)
Moceanus work out dispute (Philadelphia Daily News)
Moceanu, parents near an agreement - 10/28/98 (Detroit News, The
Moceanu, parents reach deal (10/28/1998) (San Jose Mercury News)
Attorney: Parents agree to allow gymnast to become.... (Fox Sports)
Gymnast, parents settle their differences (Fox Sports)
 Gymnast attains adulthood after settlement with pa.... (Nando Times)
Tuesday's Sports In Brief (Fox Sports)

Articles on 10-27

Newsweek.com: Society: A Very Ugly Gym Suit (Newsweek)
Moceanu calls suing parents "the hardest thing I'v.... (Fox Sports)
Athletes' parents back in spotlight (10/26/1998) (San Jose Mercury News)
Sports Story: Parents can add to teen stars' grow.... (Toronto Star)

Articles on 10-26

Athletes' parents back in spotlight (10/26/1998) (San Jose Mercury News)

Articles on 10-25

ACE GYMNAST WENT TO MAT FOR PARENTS 2 YEARS AGO (New York Post)
Spokane.net - Moceanus tell their side of story
ACE GYMNAST WENT TO MAT FOR PARENTS 2 YEARS AGO (New York Post)
Spokane.net - Suing her parents hard for Moceanu (Spokesman Review/Spokane.net)
Newsweek.com: Society: A Very Ugly Gym Suit (Newsweek)
SPORTS Digest (10/24/1998) (San Jose Mercury News)
Sports kids: pushed too hard? (Chicago Sun Times)

Articles from 10-21 to 10-23

Newsweek.com: Today's Newsweek  (Newsweek)
Moceanu lying low; dad blames outsiders   (Philadelphia Daily News)
Moceanu remains in seclusion   (MSNBC)
CBS  (CBS News)
Gymnast Dominique Moceanu remains in seclusion  (Fox Sports)
Report: Gymnast Moceanu files lawsuit against parents  (Fox Sports)
Gymnast Moceanu says that her parents have spent her fortune   (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Olympic gymnast sues her parents - 10/22/98  (Detroit News, The)
Gymnast remains in seclusion after court attempt to become adult  (Nando Times)
Runaway star may not be twinkling in Melbourne  (Sydney Morning Herald)
Gymnast fights parents in court   (Bergen Record)
Gymnast sues her parents (10/22/1998)  (San Jose Mercury News)
Gymnast sues her parents (10/22/1998)  (San Jose Mercury News)
Star-Telegram.Com | News  (Star-Telegram)
Spokane.net - Star gymnast wants freedom from parents  (Spokesman Review/Spokane.net)
Gymnast Moceanu sues for independence from parents  (Fox Sports)
CNN/SI - Olympics - Olympic gymnast Moceanu leaves home, sues parents ...  (CNN/SI)
CNN/SI - Olympics - Olympic gymnast Moceanu leaves home, sues parents ...  (CNN/SI)
Gold meddlers? '96 Olympian accuses parents of wasting her $ and her ...  (Philadelphia Daily News)
Olympic gymnast shadowed by bitter family fight  (Fox Sports)
Olympic star divorces parents  (Australian News Network)
Olympic star sues parents   (Cleveland Live/Cleveland Plain Dealer)
News Story: Olympic gymnast, 17, sues parents - October 22, 1998 ...  (Toronto Star)
Parent Trap: Moceanu case reveals extreme conflict (10/22/1998)  (San Jose Mercury News) 1