Aly Raisman blasts USOC statement on USA Gymnastics resignations

Wednesday, 24 Jan, 2018

Will be updated. With AP Photos. He admitted he molested gymnasts and kept a collection of child pornography.

On Tuesday one victim called Simon a "coward" for not attending the sentencing hearing, NBC News reports; Simon was present the next day.

Cowan says she had no idea Dr. Larry Nassar behavior was anything unusually wrong.

Visibly distraught teenage girls and young women have filed into a MI court over the past week, detailing how they say a former USA Gymnastics team doctor sexually abused them for years. "I can tell you that patients of former MSU physician Larry Nassar will not be billed", Cody said.

Kara Johnson sorrowfully said, "I will never be able to get back what you have so effortlessly taken". "You only hurt me", she said to the court.

Nassar, 54, is already serving what may in effect be a life sentence. His accusers said he would use his ungloved hands to penetrate them, often without explanation, while they were on a table seeking treatment for a variety of injuries. Some of the victims have accused the university, most notably longtime women's gymnastics coach Kathie Klages, of not doing enough to stop Nassar. He sometimes used a sheet or his body to block the view of any parent in the room.

"After today, I will not cry anymore", she told Nassar. One of them, Mitch Lyons, said he thinks Simon needs to resign to help the university move forward.

According to MLive, more than 150 have now come forward to give victim-impact statements during the hearing which began on January 16.

Bergstrom added "any further comments will distract from the victims' statements at Nassar's sentencing before Judge (Rosemarie) Aquilina".

But the exact length of the sentence he receives in this case may be moot. A gymnast, she was 10 when she first met him, she said. He said the Sandusky case that generated national headlines should have been a red flag for officials at any university dealing with similar allegations.

Prominent Olympians including Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney, have said they were abused by Nassar. She called it the "perfect environment" for Nassar and abusive coaches "to thrive".

Three key members of the board that oversees USA Gymnastics have resigned.

"This is not Penn State", he said, referring to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal that became widely known in November 2011 but began in 1994. On Tuesday, Joel Ferguson said said there are "so many more things going on" at Michigan State "than just this Nassar thing".

As part of his plea deal, all of the victims who reported assaults to Michigan State Police were allowed to give victim impact statements at the sentencing.