US Olympic gymnastics board resigns as leaders seek reform

US Olympic gymnastics board resigns as leaders seek reform

US Olympic gymnastics board resigns as leaders seek reform

"USA Gymnastics will comply with the USOC requirements", Leslie King, a spokeswoman for USA Gymnastics, said in an email.

Nassar worked for Michigan State University, and after his sentencing, the president stepped down. Last March, also under pressure from the USOC, Steve Penny resigned as chief executive of USA Gymnastics.

In a sentencing hearing in Ingham County Circuit Court this week, more than 150 of his victims addressed him in court, but also Michigan State University and U.S. gymnastics.

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun wrote in a letter on Thursday that USAG board directors had six days to resign and until 28 February to replace them with an interim panel.

More than 150 women have come out and said Nassar sexually abused them over the past two decades.

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who garnered national attention during the recent trial, is the author of "Triple Cross Killer" a thriller about a pair of detectives pursuing a killer.


"My heart breaks for the survivors of Larry Nassar's disgusting crimes", DeVos said in a statement. "If it did, I have to say, I might allow what he did to all of these handsome souls - these young women in their childhood - I would allow someone or many people to do to him what he did to others".

Also on Friday, the US House Energy and Commerce Committee announced it would launch an investigation into sexual abuse in organised sports following Nassar's case. She addressed that in the courtroom, stating "I'm not special".

Noah is far from the first to question the consequences for people who did sufficiently act on complaints about Nassar. "Our commitment is uncompromising, and we hope everything we do makes this very clear". "Anywhere you walk, destruction would occur to those most vulnerable".

"We understand that the requirements imposed by the letter will help us enhance our ability to build a culture of empowerment throughout the organisation, with an increased focus on athlete safety and well-being".

"As an alumni of Michigan State University, I am disgusted to my core that this man was able to harm so many under their responsibility", she said, according to The Lansing State Journal. In December, he was sentenced in federal court to 60 years in prison on three child pornography charges. Along with many I was brought to tears as I listened to the statements. "The media convinced them that everything I did was wrong and bad".

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