DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee is trying to remove itself as a defendant in lawsuits by gold medalists McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman, three of the gymnasts who sued the federation and others for their roles in the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes' claims.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is the latest gymnast to sue Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee over former sports doctor Larry Nasssar's sexual abuse.
NEW YORK (AP) — McKayla Maroney's gymnastics career brought her a pair of Olympic medals and widespread fame.
It also brought her into close contact with former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who Maroney says abused her for years and left her wondering if the heights she reached during her career came at too high a price.
USA Gymnastics: There are no other non-disclosure agreements
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — USA Gymnastics told Congress it has not used non-disclosure agreements in investigations except in the case of Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney, one of more than 200 women and girls who have said now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused them under the guise of treatment.
The past several months have been deeply troubling for our country as stories of sexual assault and harassment have emerged across many sectors of society, impacting all communities.
Victims often cite fear of retribution from abusers as a primary barrier to sharing their story. Unfortunately, those who have been victimized might also be silenced by the very document they thought would protect them: a nondisclosure agreement, or NDA.
Sports impacted by sexual abuse cases
The fallout continues from disgraced doctor Larry Nassar's molestation of young athletes within USA Gymnastics, including the resignation of the governing body's entire board of directors. Several sports have been impacted by sexual misconduct and abuse cases involving authority figures and children in the past decade. Among them:
Facing an ultimatum from the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics said Friday its entire board of directors will resign over the sexual abuse scandal involving Dr. Larry Nassar, convicted of molesting female athletes, some as young as 6.
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- Mother of Nassar Victim: Quit Shaming Parents
- Raisman Blasts USOC, USA Gymnastics Over Abuse
- Olympian Jordyn Wieber Describes Nassar Abuse
- Former Olympic Doctor Nassar Enters Guilty Plea
- Coach Tells Nassar to 'Go to Hell' at Sentencing
- Olympian: 'Red Flags' Ignored in Nassar Abuse
- Nassar Victim: Michigan State Still Billing Her
- Disgraced Ex-Doctor Sobs At Sentencing Hearing
- Sex Abuse Victim Speaks Against Ex-Doctor
Gymnast McKayla Maroney can speak publicly about being a victim of former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar despite a settlement agreement's confidentiality clause.
USA Gymnastics said Tuesday in a statement on its website that it wouldn't penalize the Olympic-gold-medalist if she decided to speak about her experience as one of Nassar's victims. Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is a nonprofit and the national governing body for the sports in the United States.
On the eve of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sentencing for sexually abusing girls in his care, American gymnast Simone Biles has come forward to say me, too.
“I, too, am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar,” the Olympian said Monday afternoon in a Twitter post with the hashtag #MeToo.
“There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now that it is not my fault.”
USOC CEO apologizes, says he was unaware of Nassar abuse
The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee says in a letter he was not aware of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse allegations before law enforcement got involved, and that he had no knowledge of a settlement between USA Gymnastics and 2012 Olympic champion McKayla Maroney in a case involving the now-imprisoned former team doctor.
Gymnast Maroney: Settlement Covered Up Sex Abuse
Gymnast McKayla Maroney says settlement covered up sex abuse
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was forced to sign a confidential settlement with the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts to keep allegations that she was sexually abused by team doctor Larry Nassar a secret, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
The Latest: USA Gymnastics says Maroney settlement was legal
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed by Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney (all times local):
USA Gymnastics says a settlement with Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney, who alleged she was abused by the national team's doctor, was legal under California law.
Michigan doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A former elite sports doctor whose sexual assault cases have rocked Michigan State University and the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in federal prison for possessing thousands of images of child pornography.
A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.
Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.
Larry Nassar, 54, admitted to digitally penetrating seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic, between 1998 and 2015.
Dr. Larry Nassar, the sports doctor accused of molesting several girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, is expected to plead guilty today to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison.
Source: Gymnastics doctor facing at least 25 years in prison
DETROIT (AP) — A sports doctor accused of molesting several girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday.
The person was not authorized to publicly discuss the agreement ahead of a Wednesday court hearing for Dr. Larry Nassar in Michigan's Ingham County and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman: I was abused by doctor
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.
Lawyers want gymnastics doctor sex assault case moved
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor accused of molesting dozens of athletes are pushing to have his trial moved out of the Lansing area.