Transcript for Former coach Craig Carter speaks out about Baillie Gibson case: Part 6
??? Just singing, singing in the rain. ??? Craig, this is John Barr calling from ESPN. Reporter: Embattled former college coach Craig Carter declines to talk to us on camera about the baillie Gibson case, but he does speak with ESPN's John Barr on the phone. Do you feel like you've been portrayed unfairly in the media? Oh, yeah. They're portraying me to be this guy that raped this girl for three years, when all along it was consensual. I've read a bunch of this crap, and 90% of it is garbage. Are you denying that you sexually assaulted her? Oh, 100%. Reporter: What did you make of that conversation? Well, he was surprisingly candid. He didn't deny that he had a sexual relationship with baillie Gibson, but he maintained that it started as a consensual relationship and continued as a consensual relationship. He acknowledged that he put his hands on baillie Gibson that day in his office. Craig, it's my understanding you admitted to grabbing her and threatening her with a box cutter. I don't deny it, no. But, as far as touching her, I never touched her in my life, until that day. You don't know that she got in my face and was pushing me and saying, "Hit me, hit me, hit me," either, you don't know that. Now you do. Ask her about it. How she got in my face, and yelled, "Hit me, hit me, hit me," and then shoved me. Reporter: Baillie denies provoking her coach. Carter also admits that he violated Arizona school policy. You were not supposed to have any kind of relationship with a student athlete. Yeah, well, people mess up. Reporter: What about those pictures? She says that he held these pictures over her head. He absolutely denies that he blackmailed her. Reporter: But Carter is doing more than just denying sexual assault. He's lobbing accusations back at baillie, countersuing the former athlete for defaming him. Craig Carter has filed a counter lawsuit against baillie Gibson, alleging that she initiated, and enthusiastically pursued a sexual relationship with him, with the intention of destroying his career and family. Reporter: They're saying that you're lying. That you aggressively pursued him, knowing that you were going to wreck his career and wreck his family life. They're blaming you. Yeah. It's ridiculous. How can I wreck his marriage when he knows what he's doing? I've never, ever, had an affection feeling towards that man. Ever. Reporter: As he continues his fight in court -- Carter is now living with his family back in Utah, awaiting trial, with no monitoring bracelet. And as for baillie, though they're hundreds of miles apart, she's constantly looking over her shoulder. I'm still depressed. I still have my hard times. I'm back home and I see a car that looks like his and my heart stops. He could come to my home anytime. Reporter: A broken young woman, a would-be champion, now just fighting to survive. If you woulda asked me at the beginning what my life was gonna be like? I would have said I was gonna be an olympian. Now what is my life gonna be like? I hope to just live another day. The upcoming criminal trial begins next March. He has pleaded not guilty. I'm David Muir. I'm Elizabeth vargas. For all of us at "20/20" and ABC news have a great night and a great weekend.
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