Disgraced US Olympic doctor given up to 175 years

Commenting on her moment in the courtroom as Nassar stared her in the eyes, Raisman told the show: "In that moment I nearly felt like I was going to compete because at the Olympics you block out everything and in that moment I blocked out everything".

Larson said Nassar molested her until she retired from the elite team at 19. "As president, it is only natural that I am the focus of this anger".

Nassar faces up to 175 years in prison.

"But after, I will be honest, I was sick", the athlete continued.

Wednesday, Judge Rosemarie Aguilina sentenced Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse incidents that lasted almost two decades. "That's just to tell you how twisted this person is". I still don't feel good now. "But I'm very, very exhausted from it".

According to the Detroit News, 14 (or more) MSU representatives were reportedly made aware of the mounting allegations against Nassar, whose trail of sexual abuse can be traced back to the 1990s, over a period of two decades.

As Ms Aquilina spoke, some in the courtroom in Lansing, Michigan, sobbed and wiped at their eyes, although people obeyed the judge's instruction to remain quiet following her pronouncement.

Larry was also given the chance to address the court where he said, "Your words these past several days have had a significant effect on myself and have shaken me to my core. I did not expect that at all". This week the court heard victim impact statements from an army of women assaulted in their youth, some when they were as young as nine years old.

She had some special words for Judge Rosemarie Aquilina who emerged as a fierce ally for the victims.

"I think gymnastics is the best sport in the entire world, but if I had a daughter right now, I wouldn't put her in it", Johnston East said in the video.

"This is an important step toward providing more assurance to the university community and to the public", she said.

Athletics officials and officials of the US Gymnastics organisations will also not be left out of upcoming investigations into the culture of silence that has trailed numerous uncovered abuse cases since Harvey Weinstein's.

MSU president Lou Anna K. Simon is expected to resign in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. She calls for an independent investigation to uncover "how this disaster happened" in order to make sure this never happens again.

  • Marlene Weaver