Larry Nassar

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As Accusations Against Nassar Continue, a First

Jacob Moore is Nassar's 1st male accuser

(Newser) - The over 300 women who've accused Larry Nassar of sexual abuse have been joined by the first man, the New York Daily News reports. Jacob Moore's name appeared in an amended complaint filed against the former doctor Wednesday in federal court. The complaint states Moore was 15 in... More »

Aly Raisman Goes After US Olympic Committee

Nassar, USA Gymanstics also named in lawsuit

(Newser) - Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman is suing the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations "knew or should have known" about abusive patterns by disgraced former national team doctor Larry Nassar, the AP reports. The lawsuit, filed in California on Wednesday, alleges negligence by the USOC and... More »

Amidst Furor and Cancer, US Olympic Boss Is Out

Calls for Scott Blackmun's ouster had been growing louder

(Newser) - Scott Blackmun resigned as CEO of the US Olympic Committee on Wednesday, stepping aside so he can tackle his worsening bout with prostate cancer and to allow the federation to move forward under new leadership to address the sex-abuse scandal that has rocked gymnastics and other sports. The 60-year-old CEO... More »

Jared Fogle Invokes Name of Larry Nassar in Latest Bid

Former Subway pitchman wants to withdraw his guilty pleas

(Newser) - Jared Fogle remains very busy trying to get himself out of jail —and apparently keeping up with current events. The former Subway pitchman's new legal gambit revolves around the case of disgraced Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar , reports the Blast . In newly filed legal documents, Fogle complains... More »

Disgraced Former Gymnastics Doctor Sent to Arizona Prison

Records show Larry Nassar is now being held at federal prison

(Newser) - Prison records show that disgraced former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, the AP reports. The Federal Bureau of Prisons online inmate registry on Saturday showed that the 54-year-old was housed at the high security prison that also has an adjacent minimum... More »

Larry Nassar Handed His Final Sentence

Given 40 to 125 years in prison over Twistars abuse

(Newser) - Larry Nassar was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years behind bars for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center. He had pleaded guilty to penetrating girls with ungloved hands when they sought treatment for injuries at Twistars, a gymnastics club that was... More »

NYT Finds 40 More Reasons for Anger Over Nassar Case

That's how many victims he molested during the span of the FBI investigation

(Newser) - Victim after victim has come forward to describe how former sports doctor Larry Nassar molested them during exams. Now the New York Times reports that the list could have been shorter by at least 40 names. That's how many girls and women say they were abused by Nassar as... More »

Judge: 'No Way' She'll Punish Dad Who Went After Nassar

Randall Margraves' dramatic move occurred after he listened to two of his girls speak

(Newser) - The distraught father who tried to attack former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a Michigan courtroom Friday later apologized, saying he had lost control. Eaton County Judge Janice Cunningham said there was "no way" she would fine Randall Margraves or send him to jail under her contempt-of-court powers. "... More »

Seething Father Goes After Larry Nassar in Court

He asked to be allowed in a locked room with the 'demon'

(Newser) - Larry Nassar's victims are continuing to speak out, but the father of three did more than talk in a Michigan courtroom Friday. Following testimony from two of his daughters—including one abused at age 13, per the Detroit News —Randall Margraves took the floor and addressed Nassar as... More »

Nassar Attorney Has 'Hard Time' Buying Accusers' Stories

Shannon Smith called 'vile' by victims' attorney for saying number of accusers was 'really extreme'

(Newser) - The dozens of victims who spoke at Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing earlier this month served up scathing rebukes against the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor, who received up to 175 years in prison for his crimes. One person not as moved by their testimony: a Nassar defense attorney, who said during... More »

In 2004, Nassar Denied Her Allegation Using PowerPoint

Meridian Township, Mich., police will today apologize to Brianne Randall-Gay

(Newser) - A police department in the Lansing, Michigan, area missed an opportunity to pursue criminal charges in 2004 against Larry Nassar and will publicly apologize to the victim who accused the doctor of molesting her during treatment for an abnormal spine. Meridian Township will make the apology Thursday to Brianne Randall-Gay... More »

Entire USA Gymnastics Board to Resign

US Olympic Committee had threatened to remove it as sport's national governing body

(Newser) - The 16 remaining members of USA Gymnastics' board of directors will resign following the sentencing of Larry Nassar and the issuing of demands by the US Olympic Committee, ABC News reports. On Thursday, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun demanded the entire USA Gymnastics board resign because the "culture needs fundamental... More »

Judge's Comments to Nassar Were 'Pathetic and Disgusting'

'Subjecting Nassar to a lifetime of rape is not my idea of justice'

(Newser) - Graeme Wood, writing about the sentencing of Larry Nassar for the Atlantic , shares an account by George Orwell of seeing a Jew abuse a Nazi following WWII, which the famed author found "pathetic and disgusting." Wood writes that Judge Rosemarie Aquilina likewise became pathetic and disgusting when she... More »

Olympic Officials Give Ultimatum to USA Gymnastics

Entire board must quit, or it will no longer be sport's governing body

(Newser) - As the harrowing testimony against Larry Nassar continued earlier this week, three top members of the USA Gymnastics board resigned. Not good enough, says the US Olympic Committee. The group has ordered everybody else on the 21-member board to quit by Wednesday, and it wants an interim board set up... More »

MSU President Quits After Nassar Sentenced

Lou Anna Simon denies there was a cover-up

(Newser) - The "death warrant" a judge delivered to disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar on Wednesday also marked the end of Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon's career. The university's first female president said she was resigning because "as tragedies are politicized, blame is inevitable," and... More »

More Than 150 Victims Came Forward. Here's What They Said

Everything you need to know as Larry Nassar sentenced to up to 175 years

(Newser) - "I had a dream to go to the Olympics, and the things that I had to endure to get there were unnecessary and disgusting," McKayla Maroney told Larry Nassar during his seven-day sentencing hearing, which concluded Wednesday with a sentence of up to 175 years in prison... More »

Judge to Larry Nassar: 'I Just Signed Your Death Warrant'

Sports doctor gets up to 175 years in prison for abusing girls under his care

(Newser) - The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: "I just signed your death warrant." The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Larry... More »

Nassar Victim Says He Abused Her, Missed Broken Leg

'You were never a real doctor'

(Newser) - A former elite gymnast said Tuesday that sports doctor Larry Nassar overlooked what turned out to be a broken leg while he molested her in the basement of his home. Isabell Hutchins, one of the latest victims to testify at a Michigan sentencing hearing for Nassar, practiced for weeks at... More »

Abuse Fallout Widens for USA Gymnastics

3 top board members resign as testimony continues against Larry Nassar

(Newser) - More gymnasts told their stories of sexual abuse in court on Monday as the fallout over the scandal widened. Three top members of the USA Gymnastics board of directors resigned as testimony continued in the trial of former sports doctor Larry Nassar , reports USA Today . “We support their decisions... More »

Aly Raisman: USA Gymnastics 'Is Rotting From the Inside'

Olympic gymnast rips into Larry Nassar, US Gymnastics, US Olympic Committee

(Newser) - "The women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time are now a force, and you are nothing," Deadspin quotes Aly Raisman as telling Larry Nassar Friday in court. In a blistering 13-minute speech, the Olympic gold medal-winner ripped into the doctor who allegedly... More »

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