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Last month Raisman's 2012 teammate Mc Kayla Maroney alleged that Nassar had abused her as well dating back to 2009, when she was 13. "As a piece of the criminal complaint (obtained by the ) filed against Nassar in February reads, Victim B referring to an accuser who wished to remain anonymous: "Victim B stated that she and all the gymnasts trusted Nassar and that he was like a god to the gymnasts.
Maroney wrote on social media that she was encouraged to come forward by the numerous women who were speaking up about sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, as she rightfully—and even more presciently than she could have imagined—reminded that mistreatment of women and children was hardly a scourge endemic to show business."@Mc Kayla Maroney love you girls!!!!!!! Because it was happening to all of them, they thought it was normal."Nassar was a member of the faculty of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he had his practice, and had been affiliated with Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics since 1986, serving as team doctor at four Olympics.
Our athletes are our priority, and we are committed to promoting an environment of empowerment that encourages speaking up, especially on difficult topics like abuse, as well the protection of athletes at all levels throughout our gymnastics community."They stated they were "hard at work" abiding by their promise to revamp the culture, citing Perry's hiring and the ongoing implementation of the "USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy," intended to strengthen "policies that include mandatory reporting, defines six types of misconduct, sets standards to prohibit grooming behavior and prevent inappropriate interaction, and establishes greater accountability."The 2016 Summer Olympics also marked another end of an era, that of the end of the reign of Bela and Martha Karolyi, who as coaches and national team coordinators have been the most familiar behind-the-scenes faces of USA Gymnastics for decades. But there were also stories of him, some from Romania when he coached their women's team, being an exacting task master, closely monitoring the girls' diets and encouraging them to train through the pain of injuries.
"There was no reason based on those investigations to remove Nassar from the staff," a school spokesperson said.
"However, based on the investigation, we did feel it was prudent to reinforce with Nassar the proper protocols for certain medical procedures."While both Maroney and Raisman had stories to tell when the allegations against Nassar first came to light, it's ultimately up to when a woman feels most ready to come forward.
Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics in March and in June, former federal prosecutor Deborah Daniels released the results of her investigation: USAG was in need of a "complete cultural change," and to delay the implementation of her recommendations would be "impermissible."USAG's board immediately announced it would put a plan in place for an overhaul.
In addition to women's artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, they also oversee the men's program, as well as trampoline, tumbling and acrobatic gymnastics (not an Olympic sport).