Ex-US gymnastics doctor to hear more victims' testimonies

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15-Year-Old Survivor Emma Ann Miller Says MSU Is Still Billing Her For Larry Nassar Appointments Where She Was Sexually Assaulted

For months, those who have followed the avalanche of sexual abuse accusations against former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar have wondered why the institutions that employed Nassar have largely dodged accountability.

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.

"We continue to believe President Simon is the right leader for the university, and she has our support", Chairman Brian Breslin said in a prepared statement.

"We believe this step will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change within our organisation", the body said.

In addition to describing the abuse she suffered, Miller called for Michigan State University to be held accountable, saying, "MSU, it's time for me to determine my circumstance".

"It's been a very hard week for me", Izzo said Friday after at the Breslin Center.

USA Gymnastics Board Chairman Paul Parilla was among three officials who resigned Monday.

"I am possibly the last child he will ever assault", the 15-year-old girl said.

"Larry Nassar", Miller said, looking directly at him, "I hate you".


Nassar, who was suspended from USA Gymnastics in 2016, is already behind bars serving a 60 year sentence on federal child pornography charges.

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

"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.

Perry said the board will work to "ensure that our culture, policies and actions reflect our commitment to those we serve".

Prosecutors and civil attorneys have said there are more than 100 victims, including his former family babysitter and athletes in several women's sports programs at Michigan State University, where Nassar worked.

Raisman also called out US gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee for turning a blind eye to the many allegations of abuse over the years.

Monday's first speaker, Bailey Lorencen, focused her ire on John Geddert, the head coach of 2012 gold-medal Olympic team and a prominent coach in the USA Gymnastics system.

I listened to the stories of those courageous women and I look at the survivors who spoke and in all honesty, Nassar permanently damaged and changed the lives of so many of those people.

Nassar faces a sentence of 40 to 125 years when Judge Rosemarie Aquilina eventually rules on his punishment. Larry, we are here.

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