A sprinter who won Olympic gold at London 2012 is being sued - by her own parents.
Tianna Madison, a member of the US women's 4x100m relay team that won gold in a world record time, faces a libel, slander and defamation claim.
Her parents Robert and Jo Ann Madison filed the case in a Cleveland court, according to the Associated Press.
They are claiming that Ms Madison and her husband, John Bartoletta, spread a series of damaging false stories about them in the run-up to the Games.
The couple claim Ms Madison has said that they were bullying, mismanaged her finances and allowed a boy who their daughter says once molested her to enter their home.
Ms Madison's parents, who are seeking $25,000 (£15,600) each in damages, say they have been loving, supportive and generous.
The athlete from Elyria, Ohio, ran the opening leg in the world record-setting American relay team on August 10.
She and her teammates Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter ran a time of 40.82secs, smashing East Germany's record in the event, which had stood since 1985.
The runner's parents attended a send-off event in her honour before the Olympics, where they spoke with pride about their daughter.
At the event Mrs Madison said: "We've been extremely busy for this and in our personal lives as well. I'm really on an emotional rollercoaster myself."
Mr Madison said his daughter had "been working on this for 12 years, and itís here".
They also travelled to London to see their daughter win gold.
Ms Madison has spoken about overcoming adversity on the way to reaching the pinnacle of her sport.
In an interview with CNN since her gold medal win, she did not speak about her parents, but claimed she had been molested in high school.
She added: "I went from being world champion long jumper in 2005, to nothing in the last seven years, to now being an Olympian.
"I dealt with a bankruptcy, I had my home foreclosed, and these were things that happened and I was not honest with myself about why I was in that situation."