Olympic Athletes Testify To Senate Subcommittee During Olympic Abuse Hearing

That number includes high-profile American gymnasts such as Olympic champions Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, Mckayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber.

Both say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar while he was a team doctor for USA Gymnastics and the Olympic gymnastic news.

Wieber is being represented by attorney Vince Finaldi, who shares a law practice with John Manly, a Los Angles attorney who is representing other Olympians suing Nassar. We are deeply sorry for abuse the survivors suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar and are working to make sure that something like this can never happen again.

McKayla Maroney said former team doctor Larry Nassar molested her "hundreds" of times.

Our essential brief on culture, the news, and more. All of the athletes testifying also raised questions about the many other team and Olympic officials who must have known something was wrong but did nothing to report it.

It was during that same sentencing hearing that Wieber came forward publicly that she was too abused by Nassar.

Talking about what made her come forward, Dantzscher said, "I have numerous nieces and nephews". "I think the victims need to have a voice in that process if we're really going to fix it".

"I think there were people who knew and chose to stay silent".

Talking on the show, Maroney said that Nassar had abused her every time she saw him, ever since her first visit to the doctor.

Lorincz, now a freshman at Adrian College, divulged the details of a March 28 meeting with Engler in which she said he turned the conversation to her ongoing civil suit against the university and pressured her to "give me a number". "His firing was kept quiet by USA Gymnastics and he was allowed to post messages on social media that said he had 'retired'".

Nassar told her at the time that she was receiving "medically necessary treatment he had been performing on patients for over 30 years", she said at the time.

The scandal prompted the entire board of directors at USA Gymnastics, the sport's governing body in the United States, to resign, along with the president and athletic director at Michigan State University, where Nassar also worked.

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