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USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal
Thu, 2018-Jan-25 01:34 UTC
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With 340,298 views on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 our article of the day is USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal.

The USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal involves the sexual abuse of female athletes, primarily minors, by Larry Nassar, D.O., a former USA Gymnastics national team osteopathic physician. He is named in hundreds of lawsuits filed by athletes who allege that Nassar sexually abused them under the pretense of giving them medical treatment. Since the first public allegations were made in September 2016, over 140 women, including former USA Gymnastics national team members Jamie Dantzscher, Jeanette Antolin, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Maggie Nichols, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, and Jordyn Wieber, have accused Nassar of sexually abusing them. Nassar pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges and was sentenced to 60 years in prison on December 7, 2017. On November 22, 2017, he pleaded guilty to seven charges of first-degree sexual assault and entered another guilty plea on November 29, 2017 to three additional charges of sexual assault. It is one of the biggest sexual abuse scandals in sports history.

USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, where Nassar was a faculty member, have been accused of negligence and are named as defendants in civil lawsuits that former gymnasts have filed against Nassar.

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