Top Gymnastics Board Members Resign in the Wake of Larry Nassar Case

Top USA Gymnastics board members bow to resignation demands

It comes in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar, who has admitted assaulting gymnasts.

In addition to criticizing USA Gymnastics, numerous victims called out Michigan State University and President Lou Anna Simon for continuing to employ Nassar for years after receiving complaints of his behavior.

On Monday, the executive leadership of the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors - Chairman Paul Parilla, Vice Chairman Jay Binder, and Treasurer Bitsy Kelley - all announced their resignations, effective January 21.

USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry says the resignations "will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change".

Nassar, who also worked for Michigan State University, has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for possessing child pornography.

Some of Nassar's victims include gymnasts that have become household names after their Olympic accomplishments, like Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, and McKayla Maroney. The young women accused the governing body of seeking to suppress their accounts in bid to avoid bad publicity about the national program.

"No sister survivor warrior's voice goes undiluted here", the judge said.

The announcement comes as Nassar's sentencing hearing continues in a MI courtroom. "Shame on you Larry".

Monday's first speaker, Bailey Lorencen, concentrated her rage on John Geddert, the head mentor of 2012 gold-decoration Olympic group and a conspicuous mentor in the USA Gymnastics framework. He told the grandmother that if she proceeded with the charges against Geddert it could put his gym in jeopardy.

The case and testimony has had an impact outside of the courtroom as the women and teenagers have called on those who employed Dr. Nassar, including the Twistars Gymnastics training center, M.S.U., U.S.A. Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee.

Mill operator additionally trained in on Michigan State, where she says she saw Nassar for therapeutic arrangements on a month to month reason for a long time. "Tell us how and when there were opportunities to stop you".

"I find myself in a position where I must rob my children of the freedom they deserve, to have relationships and mentors with other adults that are most likely wonderful individuals. Was it my fault?" "He helps them feel comfortable and calm when they're coming in to talk about subject matter that is hard for anyone to talk about, let alone a child". No, it was not my fault.

Miller said her final treatment was in August 2016, meaning she may have been one of the final victims of Nassar before he was arrested.

Raisman tweeted that she would not attend the sentencing "because it is too traumatic" but added that a letter will be read in court on her behalf.

Related News:



Most liked

Comedian Steve W. Brown attacked on stage during stand-up routine
The angry "fan" was captured on video storming the stage before attempting to hit Brown with the microphone stand and a stool. Brittany Jackamonis who said that there have been "no arrests" in Brown's case but an investigation has been opened.

German nurse charged with 97 more murders
If found guilty of the new charges, he would officially be Germany's deadliest serial killer. Of the new cases, 62 involve patients who died in Delmenhorst and 35 patients in Oldenburg.

US Senate votes to end government shutdown
But Millona says immigration advocates have reason to be concerned. "What I find today is complete chaos". But many Democratic lawmakers and activists, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen.

Martial grabs victor as United squeeze previous Burnley
And on their hard-fought win against Burnley , Mourinho praised his players for their performance and also singled out match victor Anthony Martial .

Super Bowl LII: How to watch and what to know
That's what I'm hoping for anyways. "It's insane we made it this far considering Carson Wentz got hurt a couple weeks ago". Gostkowski, who has been one of the best kickers in the league since his arrival in 2006, is no stranger to the big game .

PM Modi arrives in Zurich, on way to Davos
Modi will deliver the plenary session at the summit on Tuesday, a speech delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping a year ago . Nadir Patel, the Canadian High Commissioner in New Delhi said: "Canada greatly values its strong relationship with India".

'Tide Pod Challenge' poses serious risks
Stephen Kaminski, CEO of the AAPCC, added that the challenge was "neither amusing nor without serious health implications". The company enlisted the help of National Football League star Rob Gronkowski to discourage people from eating Tide Pods.

Waymo to expand its self-driving testing program to Atlanta
Waymo has also been testing in San Francisco, along with competitor General Motors' Cruise affiliate. Waymo is loading its autonomous test vehicles on the midnight train to Georgia.

Manchester City breezes past Newcastle in English Premier League
Sergio Aguero plays down his hat-trick exploits in Manchester City's 3-1 win over Newcastle United , insisting that the three points are the most important thing.

Mo Salah: The nine-figure man for Real Madrid?
That left them a mammoth 19 points behind eternal rivals Barcelona . Thanks to Ronaldo's two goals, Real scored a 7-1 victory.

Manchester City plan birthday gift for Guardiola
You can't say they're definitely going to win it but they're probably the best team I've played against in my career. But that wasn't the whole story with Newcastle having their share of chances and putting us under enormous pressure.

Heath Ledger remembered on death anniversary
She continued, "It came out after he passed away and I remember when it came out, because [I thought] it made me think of him". Busy Philipps is opening up about Heath Ledger on the 10th anniversary of his passing.

Its hard to be a man these days: William H Macy
Im proud of this business, because such things as safety in the workplace? "We're not going back", William continued. Macy has landed in hot water after making some poorly worded comments about the Time's Up initiative .

WWE Cruiserweight champion Enzo Amore has been suspended
The 31-year-old - real name Eric Arndt - was due to appear on the Monday Night RAW 25th anniversary show in New York, US, tonight. Until this matter is resolved, Eric Arndt (aka Enzo Amore ) has been suspended", WWE said in a statement to CBS Sports.

L'Oreal hijab model pulls out of campaign after backlash
The first woman to wear a hijab in a major haircare campaign has quit, following controversy surrounding some of her tweets in 2014.