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Ex-US gymnastics doctor to hear more victims' testimonies

Ex-US gymnastics doctor to hear more victims' testimonies

At least 85 victims of Nassar came forward last week to speak at his sentencing hearing in MI with more expected this week.

Standing next to her mother, the athlete recalled years of monthly appointments with the child molester, where her continuous assault took place, even in the supply closet. "You "apologized" to them, you have thrown money at them, but about the only thing you haven't done is listen". "And I'm not afraid of you, nor will I ever be". At 15, I shouldn't know the inside of a courtroom, but I'm going to become real comfortable in one. "What do you think we can do to help?'" Nassar made that choice for us - your 20-year child-molesting employee.

"Having Preston here has just been a joy", said Samantha Ursch, 29, who testified last week about abuse by Nassar in 2011 while she was a gymnast at Central Michigan University. She said she plans to continue to battle the university in court "while Nassar's story fades into a federal prison cell". "Are you listening?" Miller said in in the courtroom.

One of the most searing takedowns came from Raisman, who stared down Nassar and lambasted his decades of abuse. Police investigated Nassar twice - in 2004 and 2014 - before he was arrested as part of a 2016 investigation. The number of women and girls wanting to speak is growing by the day.

Raisman confronted Nassar at his sentencing on Friday.

He pleaded guilty in November to sexually assaulting 10 girls under the guise of medical treatment.

A camp scheduled to begin Monday at the ranch has been canceled, according to USA Gymnastics.

More than 100 victims have accused the gymnastics doctor of sexual assault and dozens have delivered harrowing testimony since Tuesday, as a MI state judge weighs what Nassar's sentence should be. The local prosecutor declined to charge Nassar. I told her I'd include it here. Some had seen Nassar for years during youth gymnastics, some had seen him for other sports.

"To believe in the future of gymnastics is to believe in change", she said.

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But she wasn't abused until years later, when she competed in track and field. "You used his abuse to mask your own pathetic pleasure".

Raisman called USA Gymnastics out for "victim shaming". The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the issue publicly.

On the USA Gymnastics site, the newly vacant board positions are labeled "TBD", while the other member names remain.

Chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley submitted their resignations effective immediately, USA Gymnastics wrote in a statement.

"We support their decisions to resign at this time", said Kerry Perry, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, which is the national governing body for gymnastics.

Biles and Raisman have both cited USA Gymnastics' culpability in their statements regarding Nassar. She suggested that Judge Rosemarie Aquilina ignore the 25-40 year punishment laid out in the plea agreement's guidelines and send a message to the rest of the world about his crimes. We got this. Like, stop asking us questions.

The Karolyi Ranch, a suburban Houston layout once famed as a breeding ground of champions, will no longer serve as a training site for top gymnasts, USA Gymnastics announced last week, the facility holding too many horrific memories for too many U.S. athletes.

Nassar is allowed to address the court at the time of his sentencing, which will likely come on Wednesday or Thursday this week.

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