USA Gymnastics severs ties with Karolyi Ranch

USA Gymnastics severs ties with Karolyi Ranch

Raisman, who won two gold medals for the US women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympics and another gold at the 2016 Olympics, is one of about 150 women who have accused Nassar of sexual abuse going back three decades in connection with his work as a doctor with USA Gymnastics.

More than 100 women have made sexual assault accusations against USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, including athletes Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, and McKayla Maroney.

Nassar, 54, faces a minimum sentence of 25 to 40 years in prison for molesting girls at Michigan State University and his home.

Mckayla, who alleged Nassar began abusing her when she was 13 and he was the doctor for the US women's national gymnastics team, said he left indelible scars on her, according to a transcript of her statement provided by CNN. When she was a teenage gymnast, she says Larry Nassar sexually abused her. Victim impact statements - from numerous over 100 female athletes molested by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment - have spilled forth this week with powerful results, and Raisman completely unleashed her contempt and (controlled) fury on a man who complained that he didn't have the mental ability to withstand these hearings.

"Dr. Nassar was not a doctor", she said.

"I didn't know these were all grooming techniques", she said. That would add to a 60-year sentence he is serving in federal prison on child pornography convictions. She was the first to pursue criminal charges against Nassar and she will be the last to speak at his sentencing. Perry attended court on Wednesday, and released a statement in support of the women, but Raisman didnt' buy it. "I honestly grieve for him and I pitty him", Denhollander said. "Kerry, I've never met you, and I know you weren't around for most of this".

"A word of advice: Continuing to issue statements of empty promises thinking that will pacify us will no longer work", Raisman said.

In calling for an independent investigation, Raisman said she was dismayed that USA Gymnastics had offered only "empty promises" as the scandal unfolded. "I can not adequately capture the level of disgust I feel when I think about how this happened". "I have both power and voice, and I am only beginning to just use them".

Cheryl stated she has been "following what has happened with the US Women's gymnastics team", and wanted to commend the women for coming out with their stories.

"Even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one", she said.



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