Victims of gymnastics doctor blame university

Victims of gymnastics doctor blame university

Victims of gymnastics doctor blame university

The girls testified that Nassar molested them with his hands when they consulted him for treatment and help regarding gymnastics injuries.

In her statement, Douglas also says she was abused by former USA Gymnastics physician Dr. Larry Nassar. Three of his victims were under 13 years old, and the others were between 13-15 years of age. Nassar is due to be sentenced next month in the federal case.

Douglas in a separate tweet later apologized for "coming off like I don't stand alongside my teammates". "I take my job as a role model very seriously, and I always want to do my best to represent all the best qualities that a role model should embody", she said.

USA Gymnastics, the sport's governing body, fired Nassar in 2015 which is when it said it was made aware of the abuse.

"You used your position of trust in the most vile way".

"I agree that now is a time of healing".

Aquilina added: "You violated the oath that you took, which is to do no harm, and you harmed them selfishly".

Nassar has been accused of abusing more than 130 women - including Olympic gold medalists Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney.

Raisman reacted to the court hearing on Twitter by calling Nassar "a MONSTER not a doctor".

"He's a consummate narcissist".

"I don't believe there was anything honest in what Larry said, other than his desire to refocus the attention on the good that he believed he did today".

In a statement after the plea in court on Wednesday, Vassar's attorneys, Matt Newburg and Shannon Smith, said the "agreement resolves all the charged and uncharged conduct for more than 125 cases now under investigation by the Michigan Attorney General's office".

The 21-year-old Douglas is the latest high-profile gymnast to come forward against Nassar, who spent almost two decades as the national team doctor for USA Gymnastics before being fired in 2015.

Penny was accused by victims of failing to quickly notify authorities about abuse allegations. He was such a respected figure in the gymnastics world that some didn't realize they had been abused until he was arrested.

The Associated Press left messages seeking comment from MSU, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

A civil lawsuit has been filed on behalf of about 100 of Nassar's alleged victims.

Attorney John Manly criticized an internal probe being conducted at Michigan State and urged the state attorney general to reconsider not expanding his criminal probe to include school officials who allegedly knew of Nassar's misconduct. He also faces numerous sexual assault charges stemming from his time working at Michigan State University.

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