USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

by Frankie Norman January 27, 2018, 11:08
USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

Rachael told the judge that her sentence on Wednesday will send a message across the country.

The sentencing came after a week of more than 150 of Nassar's victims giving emotional statements, ranging from anger to subdued forgiveness, while the MI doctor hid his head and dabbed his eyes with tissues.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Nassar's "decision to assault was precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable". "I will carry your words with me for the rest my days".

The rest of his days that are now assured to be spent in prison. He still faces sentencing in Eaton County for three more counts, and he's already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. The 54-year-old faces another sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to three charges of criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County in MI.

Larry Nassar sat in the witness chair last week as more than 80 women and girls described the impact of being assaulted by him.

Nassar, 54, has admitted molesting athletes during medical treatment when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

Hutchins told Nassar, "You didn't heal me".

Several victims began testified during the sentencing hearings of MI sports doctor Larry Nassar.

An investigation by the Indianapolis Star in September 2016 first disclosed Nassar had been accused by two former patients of sexually assaulting them under the guise of medical treatments, penetrating them with ungloved hands without their permission.

USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry says the resignations "will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change". He sometimes used a sheet or his body to block the view of any parent in the room. She said, "I would have never walked through these doors, I certainly wouldn't be standing here today. Enjoy hell, by the way". Michigan State suspended him from treating patients at the school's sports medicine facility on August 30, 2016.

Although Nassar's work with gymnasts received the most attention, the allegations against him spanned a dozen sports over 25 years. Simon has contended that she was lied to by Nassar, like so many others at the school were over the years.

"We want to say again that we are truly sorry for the abuse Nassar's victims suffered, the pain it caused and the pain it continues to cause", MSU Spokesperson Jason Cody told Law&Crime in a statement January 16. "USA Gymnastics is unable to comment further as this is a pending matter".

In a statement, the NCAA said it's looking into whether the university violated any rules.

Some of Nassar's accusers have criticized Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee for not doing enough to stop him, and there have been repeated calls for university president Lou Anna Simon to resign.

An emotional Nassar addressed the court before his sentencing.

Hours after the sentencing, MI lawmakers voted overwhelmingly for a nonbinding House resolution that seeks the removal of the university's president over allegations that the school missed chances to stop Nassar.


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