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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Larry Nassar Doesn't Want to Listen to Victim Statements

Former USA Gymnastics doctor says it's too hard

(Newser) - The former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually abusing more than 140 girls and women is being forced to listen to most of his accusers share their stories during sentencing this week, and he's not happy about it. NBC News reports Larry Nassar complained to Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in... More »

Lawyer: Maroney Threat Was Only Dropped After Outrage

Coach tells Nassar to 'go to hell'

(Newser) - USA Gymnastics told McKayla Maroney it wouldn't fine her $100,000 for speaking out against her abuser not because it was the right thing to do, but because public outrage forced the organization to back off, a lawyer for the gymnast says. Attorney John Manly tells USA Today that... More »

Victim Describes Nassar Abuse Starting When She Was 6

I'm here to 'destroy your world,' Kyle Stephens tells disgraced ex-Team USA coach in court

(Newser) - "Little girls don't stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world" and "I have been coming for you for a long time," Kyle Stephens told disgraced ex-USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday. Revealing her identity for the first time,... More »

Chrissy Teigen: I'll Pay Fine if Maroney Speaks at Sentencing

Gymnast could have been penalized $100K under NDA

(Newser) - Under the terms of a nondisclosure agreement she signed as part of a settlement with USA Gymnastics in 2016, McKayle Maroney could face a $100,000 fine if she speaks out about her sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nasser—and model Chrissy Teigen says she will pay it.... More »

Simone Biles: I Was Sexually Abused by Larry Nassar

The revelation comes one day before Nassar's sentencing hearing

(Newser) - American Olympic superstar Simone Biles added her name to the list of women who say they were molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar Monday, CNN reports. In a statement released on her Twitter account alongside the hashtag "MeToo," the four-time Olympic gold medalist wrote, "... More »

Judge Admonishes Gymnastics Doctor, Hands Him 60 Years

Larry Nassar still has more sentencing to go

(Newser) - Larry Nassar's downfall is not yet entirely complete, but it's pretty close. A judge on Thursday sentenced the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor to 60 years in prison on child porn charges. Next month he'll learn how much time he'll have to serve... More »

Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty in Sex Abuse Case

Larry Nassar will face at least 25 years in prison

(Newser) - A sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison, the AP reports. Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls, mostly under the... More »

Olympic Champ Says She Was Abused by Team Doctor

Gabby Douglas is latest to accuse Larry Nassar

(Newser) - Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor . Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by Larry Nassar because... More »

US Gymnast: 'Dress Modestly and Be Classy' to Avoid Abuse

Gabby Douglas apologizes to Aly Raisman over victim-shaming tweet

(Newser) - Three former USA Gymnastics teammates were arguing about sexual abuse and victim-shaming Thursday on Twitter, with Gabby Douglas responding and then later apologizing to Aly Raisman after being called out by Simone Biles, ET reports. "Just because a woman does a sexy photo shoot or wears a sexy outfit... More »

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