Top Gymnastics Board Members Resign in the Wake of Larry Nassar Case

Top USA Gymnastics board members bow to resignation demands

Top USA gymnastics board members resign in wake of abuse case

Three leaders of USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for the Olympic sport, resigned under pressure Monday after months of criticism stemming from the sex-abuse scandal over former team doctor Larry Nassar.

The organization announced on Twitter that the board's chair Paul Parilla, vice chair Jay Binder, and treasurer Bitsy Kelley resigned January 22.

There are many calls, including Raisman's, for a deeper investigation by USA Gymnastics and the US Olympic Committee into how Nassar's abuse was allowed to continue for so long.

Kerry Perry, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, said in the release that the organization supports the resignations.

Prosecutors have asked for a sentence of 40 to 125 years for Nassar, who is already serving a 60-year sentence in federal prison on child pornography convictions.

"Larry is what he is, and it's evil and wicked, and he needed to be stopped", said the Louisville woman who was first to go public with the accusations of sexual abuse against Dr. Larry Nassar. The former CEO Steve Penny was forced out previous year.

Denhollander said she made the trip to MI for Nassar's sentencing.

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Dantzscher on Thursday in Nassar's sentencing hearing for seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. What do you think we can do to help?' Why have I, and others here, probably, not heard anything from the leadership at the USOC?

Nearly 90 women gave victim-impact statements last week in Ingham County Circuit Court, and another 45 are scheduled to give statements this week as the hearing continues. You saw a way to take advantage of your position - the almighty and trusted gymnastics doctor.

Current and former gymnasts have been testifying for five days in Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing.

The organization says it is taking steps to promote athlete safety and prevent future abuse. "It will no longer serve as the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center".

"My mom is still getting billed for appointments where I was sexually assaulted", she said with disgust as her mother stood behind her in live video streamed from the courtroom.

"I want to you know that your face and the face of all of the sister survivor warriors - the whole army of you - I've heard your words, " Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said after a woman spoke in her MI courtroom. Everyone who knew and hid it, everyone who continued to allow this man, knowing full well what he was doing is to blame.

The Karolyi Ranch facility, owned by former Team USA Gymnastics Coach Bela Karolyi and his wife hosted many famed Olympians over the years, including gold medalists Mary Lou Retton, Shannon Miller, and Kerri Strug.

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