The report recommends USA Gymnastics take much stronger oversight of these local clubs by making abuse prevention policies mandatory and revoking membership for clubs or coaches found to have broken rules or ignored policies.
[Doctor at center of USA Gymnastics scandal left warning signs at Michigan State] In a meeting Monday, the USA Gymnastics board of directors unanimously accepted the report and its recommendations.
The longtime sports doctor pleaded guilty to child pornography charges as part of a plea deal that has prompted criticism. The confirmation of the settlement by the former Olympian is one of the clearest indications to date that top USA Gymnastics officials were aware of Nassar’s alleged abuse of underage gymnasts and the measures the organization took to keep those allegations out of public view.
Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. women’s Olympic and national team physician Larry Nassar sexually abused her, a former U. Olympian familiar with the case told the Southern California News Group.
Finaldi and his Irvine firm, Manly, Stewart, and Finaldi, are representing four former U. national team members and their families in California civil suits against Nassar, USA Gymnastics, Penny, Colarossi and former U. Attorneys for USA Gymnastics and the others have said the trials should be held in Indiana, where USA Gymnastics is based. District Court after pleading guilty on July 11 to three charges involving receiving and possessing child pornography. If convicted of any of the charges Nassar could face life in prison.
In a conference call with reporters Monday evening, Daniels said she did not examine how USA Gymnastics handled allegations against Nassar, who faces criminal charges of sexually assaulting six children in Michigan, and whom more than 100 women, including some former Team USA members, have alleged in lawsuits sexually assaulted them.
Nassar has denied the claims and maintains his innocence.
It is unlawful to harass a person because of that person's sex.
Harassment can include "sexual harassment" or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.