Three USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign Following Abuse Scandal

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USA Gymnastics has come under fire during the ongoing sentencing hearing for Nassar in MI, in which more than 80 gymnasts have given harrowing evidence against the disgraced former doctor, who faces life in prison for his offences. Angela Povilaitis, the assistant attorney general of MI, told Aquilina at the start of court on Monday that 99 victims had already spoken or had their statements read. "Which is a good thing". In the case of the Nassar sentencing hearing, Vance said the state's attorney general's office reached out to Small Talk to bring Preston to the courtroom.

Miller spoke with remarkable poise as she revealed Michigan State University is still billing her mom for her appointments with Nassar. Nassar was the team's physician before being accused of sexual assault by multiple patients.

Biles, who dazzled in winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said in her Twitter post last week revealing abuse by Nassar at the ranch that it "breaks my heart" to think of returning there to train for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

"I know, and Nassar knows, that in federal prison he will be fed, he will clothed and he'll be provided actual medical treatment", Miller said.

Numerous women who have made statements have used their time in front of the court to address the people they believe enabled Nassar to continue abusing girls and young women for almost a quarter century.

Valerie Webb is comforted by her mother while giving her statement.

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Larry Nassar, the longtime USA team physician, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography and faces a minimum sentence of 25 to 40 years in prison on the molestation charges. A statement from McKayla Maroney was read by the prosecutor. The statements could last into Tuesday, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said. They have the choice to speak anonymously, with the media barred from reporting identifiable information. "It wasn't until I started watching the impact statements from the other courageous survivors that I realized I, too, needed to be here".

Suffering from back pain, Mergens saw Nassar shortly after the doctor returned from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Preston, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever, normally sits next to victims of child sexual abuse at the witness stand when they are called to testify in court. "I quit gymnastics shortly after that".

One of the most searing takedowns came from Raisman, who stared down Nassar and lambasted his decades of abuse. I'm 15 years old and I'm not afraid of you, nor will I ever be.

"Nassar has done something few people can do in their lifetime". Raisman spoke for nearly 12 minutes, not only going after Nassar but going after USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee for enabling his behavior.

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