USA Gymnastics board members to resign in Larry Nassar fallout

LANSING MI- JANUARY 17 Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon answers a question after being confronted by former MSU gymnast Lidsey Lemke during a break in the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar who has been accused of molesting mor

LANSING MI- JANUARY 17 Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon answers a question after being confronted by former MSU gymnast Lidsey Lemke during a break in the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar who has been accused of molesting mor

"It's so hard to put into words how everything feels", Raisman said.

More than 160 women testified at Dr. Nassar's sentencing hearing. "That is unacceptable." Bishop says he requested the inquiry in a letter to Congressman Trey Gowdy, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

He treated athletes at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, both of which have launched investigations into how so much abuse happened and why he wasn't stopped until now.

"We need a leader that is going to be empathetic and understand what's going on", he said.

USA Gymnastics said it agreed to make changes.

"Now that the criminal proceedings are over, it is time for us to find out who is responsible at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics for enabling and failing to stop this criminal, who so clearly abused the patients placed in his care", Peters said.

Raisman was among the high-profile gymnasts who alleged Nassar abused them.

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Several members of the board insist they did not know anything about the allegations until they came to light publicly.

"We should have never ever been alone with him", she added.

Steve Penny, who led the organization from 2005 until March, was forced out after the Nassar ordeal went public and has been replaced by Kerry Perry. Your leadership, your professionalism, your compassion, and your commitment to allow each and EVERY ONE of us survivors the opportunity to share our impact statements in open court was extremely important and meaningful.

Scott Blackmun, CEO of the USOC, sent an email to the USA Gymnastics (USAG) board Thursday saying it would lose its status as the nation's governing organization for gymnastics unless each member resigned by January 31, according to USA Today.

The letter from the Olympic committee noted "the shocking and tragic stories surrounding Larry Nassar's years-long abuse of vulnerable athletes". It can not ever happen again - there or anywhere. In December, he was sentenced in federal court to 60 years in prison on three child pornography charges.

"The way that they spoke, the way that they delivered their speeches".

The trial did offer some moments that just felt like justice; for example, when Judge Aquilina tossed aside a letter in which Nassar tried to claim that he was a good doctor and being treated unfairly. Along with many I was brought to tears as I listened to the statements.

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