Former USA Gymnastics doctor accuses judge of running a 'media circus'


It is my hope that federal and state law enforcement agencies will not close the book on the Larry Nassar scandal after he receives his just punishment.

Nassar pleaded guilty in November to sexually assaulting seven girls, but Judge Aquilina is allowing many more victims to speak in court. The court heard more than 140 women and girls have said Lassar abused them.

Before he was sacked in September 2016, Nassar was a MSU faculty member for 20 years and saw patients at the MSU Sports Medicine Clinic, where numerous victims were assaulted.

Four out of the Fierce Five, the team members who won the team gold medal in 2012, have accused Nassar of sexual abuse.

"False assurances from organizations are unsafe, especially when people want so badly to believe them", Raisman said. Was I getting the proper medical care?

That didn't happen until the Indianapolis Star published a story about two Nassar victims.

With all respect to Schuman, whose article about Biles is well worth reading as is her article detailing how Nassar was able to get away with sexual abuse for almost two decades, Biles' legacy will always be that she-a Black woman-became in 2016, the best gymnast ever. "You lied and manipulated me to think that you were closing your eyes because you were exhausted".

After Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis read Maroney's statement, Lindsey Lemke came the podium.

Wieber's decision to come forward was applauded by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who for the fourth straight day continued to address each victim after they spoke in court.

Raisman said that over a 30-year period, many of those involved with USA Gymnastics ignored the women and protected Nassar.

"We have faced accusations that we are not being transparent and, worse, that we are engaging in a cover-up of the events surrounding Nassar's crimes".

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Zerfas said that she tore a muscle in her stomach when she was 12 and went to see Nassar, noting at one point how he told her to wear loose shorts so that he could have easier access to her body. "Well, you know what, Larry?" I have spent months trying to think back on my experience and wonder how I didn't know what was happening to me and how I became so brainwashed by Larry Nassar and everyone at USA Gymnastics.

Other victims who spoke Thursday were equally scathing. And when such protocols were stipulated for Nassar after the 2014 investigation, they were not enforced, MSU documents show. "Michigan State enabled a sexual predator to examine and assault me". "Whenever this man could find the chance, I was 'treated, '" her statement read. "Unfortunately, you have taken on an organization that is rotting from the inside".

'It's so sickening that he did that to me, ' said Zerfas.

The courtroom applauded Raisman when she finished her speech.

"Aquilina said if I pass out she'll have the EMTs revive me and then prop me up in the witness box", Nassar wrote, according to Aquilina.

The national attention on this week's hearing already has had ramifications for both MSU and USAG.

USA Gymnastics has terminated its agreement with the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas.

Maroney urged for Nassar to receive the maximum sentence, "so he will never prey on another child". The Senate has lost confidence in President Simon's ability to lead one of our state's finest universities.

Biles' note immediately went viral, so much so that one writer at Slate, Rebecca Schuman, said the statement could be "her greatest legacy".

"We continue to believe President Simon is the right leader for the university and she has our support".