Top USA Gymnastics board members step down amid sexual abuse scandal

Former Olympians and dozens of others have testified at the hearing of Larry Nassar

Former Olympians and dozens of others have testified at the hearing of Larry Nassar

CEO Steve Penny was forced out previous year.

"John Geddert has been suspended under the interim measures provisions of Section 10.5 of USA Gymnastics' Bylaws", USA Gymnastics announced. It did not disclose its reasons for suspending Geddert. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges. The 54-year-old could face life in prison when he is sentenced. The maximum term could be much higher. We are committed to a culture that empowers and supports our athletes. "Do you even know?" asked Clasina Syrboby, as she fought back tears while speaking for more than 20 minutes Monday. "But it's been a lot of sad days for me in a lot of ways and I'm gonna try to do everything I can to help the survivors and help us grow from this and learn from it and move forward".

"Larry, you do realise now that we, this group of women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time, are now a force and you are nothing".

USA Gymnastics has been under fire from some of the biggest names in the sport - Olympic gold medalists Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber - who say they were molested by Nassar. The sentencing hearing will resume Tuesday. Nassar has already admitted to sexually abusing the athletes when they were children and adolescents, and then covering up the abuse by pretending it was part of a medical treatment. "I can tell you that patients of former MSU physician Larry Nassar will not be billed", the spokesperson said.

At the start of the hearing officials from US gymnastics were sometimes seen in the court room, but as it progressed - and the anger grew - they were nowhere to be seen.

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In her statement to the court, Miller directly addressed Michigan State.

"To finally see justice coming for him is very healing", she said. The officials are believed to have been involved in negotiations that have resulted in secret settlements with gymnasts abused by Nassar. The local prosecutor declined to charge Nassar. Following a call from The Hollywood Reporter, however, YouTube shuttered the hub, dubbed Gymnastics Doctor, which had 2,000 subscribers, had not been updated in roughly one year, and appeared to be running zero ads.

Raisman said that she and her teammates would no longer be silent.

"Step down and put somebody in the position that ya know, we can learn to trust again and clean house of all the board of trustees and put people in there that we know can do the job properly, cuz she's not doing her job properly", she said. The ranch was expanded over the years, and it was designated as a U.S. Olympic Training Site in 2011.

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