USA Gymnastics Board to Comply with USOC, Resign Amid Larry Nassar Scandal

Opinion: I met a different Larry Nassar in 2016

The moment the judge in the Larry Nassar case crossed a line

"We still have to hold these organisations accountable".

The Buffalo native is also an alumna of Michigan State University and former patient of Larry Nassar.

"There's so many more things going at the university than just this Nassar thing", Ferguson said.

During the court hearing, the judge told the accused "It is my honour to sentence you because, sir, you do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again".

"This story is not about me", she said at the time. "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.

"We're not done yet".

The committee sent letters of inquiry to USA Gymnastics, the USOC, USA Swimming, USA Taekwondo and Michigan State with instructions to prepare to brief Congress on sexual abuse scandals.

Nassar sexually abused a total of seven minors. If they refuse, USA Gymnastics will be decertified, stripping it of all governing authority in the sport of gymnastics.

"Inside the facility, coaches are never allowed to be alone with a child in the bathrooms".

Three top USA Gymnastics board members resigned Monday, but minutes after a judge announced Nassar's sentence Wednesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced more changes were needed, including a turnover of the organization's entire board and an independent investigation of the culpability of both officials at USA Gymnastics and the USOC for Nassar's crimes.

"According to my knowledge, Larry Nassar did not have a medical license in Texas where we trained for the Olympics. It can not ever happen again".

"We understand that the requirements imposed by the letter will help us enhance our ability to build a culture of empowerment throughout the organization, with an increased focus on athlete safety and well-being", the statement said.

Others, however, praised Aquilina for her handling of the situation and for her comments toward the victims in the case.

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

Before reading his fate aloud to the courtroom - which she dubbed his "death warrant" - Aquilina invited more than 150 women and girls to share their personal testimonies, and offered up words of support to each one.

Nassar stared at her while she was giving her statement, she said, but added that it was more of a blank stare.

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