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Grishuk Given Date Rape Drug


Well, here is an odd story. It appears that Pasha Grishuk, the female half of 1994 and 1998 Olympic gold medal winning ice dancers Grishuk and Platov, was drugged with GHB. GHB (or gamma hydroxy butyrate) is commonly known as a date rape drug because it can reduce resistance to a sexual assault. It can also cause loss of consciousness and seizure, among other effects.

According to Sports Illustrated:

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.

The article states that Grishuk currently lives in Los Angeles and did not comment for the article.