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USA Gymnastics statement regarding Board of Directors Executive Leadership

USA Gymnastics statement regarding Board of Directors Executive Leadership

The Olympian gymnast testified in court today against Larry Nassar, the former United States of America gymnastics national team physician who's been accused of sexual abuse by more than 140 women, including some of the star gymnasts from the past few Olympic Games.

The resignations of chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley were announced Monday while Nassar victims spoke for a fifth day at a MI court hearing.

USA Gymnastics has come under fire during the ongoing sentencing hearing for Nassar in MI, in which more than 80 gymnasts have given harrowing evidence against the disgraced former doctor, who faces life in prison for his offences.

Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo issued a statement Sunday, saying he used the "wrong words" in a postgame news conference Friday night regarding Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal.

"To believe in the future of gymnastics is to believe in change", she said.

Perry was hired in November to replace Steve Penny, who had resigned last March after 12 years in the post after criticism over how USA Gymnastics had handled the sexual abuse claims.

"I am possibly the last child he will ever assault", the 15-year-old girl said. "But you accepted the position of president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, and I assume by now you are very well aware of the weighty responsibility you've taken on", Raisman said in her statement.

"I want you to fear those dark corners, unimaginable corridors ..."

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Miller spoke with remarkable poise as she revealed Michigan State University is still billing her mom for her appointments with Nassar.

"Larry, you do realize now that we, this group of women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time, are now a force, and you are nothing", the 23-year-old said. He is facing 40 years in prison as a part of that plea agreement in addition to the 60 years he was already sentenced for child pornography.

"We remain focussed on working every day to ensure that our culture, policies and actions reflect our commitment to those we serve", it said.

The statement did not directly address Nassar, who has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting at least 10 female gymnasts.

More than 140 victim impact statements are now expected.

She suggested that Nassar use an opportunity to speak at the end of the hearing to detail all of the people who could or should have stopped him during the last several decades.

Those comments by Izzo quickly caught the attention of Lynn Raisman, the mother of former Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast, Aly Raisman. Yesterday, USA Gymnastics announced that it was terminating its lease at the Ranch, where so many of us were abused.

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