Sheriff: Olympic skater Pasha Grishuk drugged with GHB
SANTA ANA, Calif. ” Authorities say Olympic ice dancer Pasha Grishuk was drugged with GHB, a common date rape drug, during a business meeting at a ritzy Orange County hotel.
Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino says Grishuk, who won two Olympic gold medals for ice dancing, was attending a business meeting at the St. Regis Monarch Beach on April 12 when she began to feel ill.
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.
He says investigators were looking for motives and enemies of Grishuk, a Ukranian native who now lives in Los Angeles.
The 36-year-old Grishuk won gold medals in ice dancing in 1994 and 1998.
According to her Web site, she’s the only woman to win back-to-back golds in that sport.