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Former U.S. Gymnasts Say They Were Sexually Abused by Team Doctor

Three former members of the U.S. women's national gymnastics team say they were sexually abused by the longtime doctor for the sport's governing body.

On CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday, Jamie Dantzscher, Jeannette Antolin and Jessica Howard alleged that Dr. Larry Nassar began abusing them as teenagers in the 1990s. In each case, the women say Nassar told them that he was performing medical procedures to improve their health and address their medical problems. As part of this, the women say, Nassar inserted ungloved fingers in their vagina or rectum on repeated occasions and for lengthy periods of time.

"He would put his fingers inside of me and move my leg around," Dantzscher told "60 Minutes." "He would tell me I was going to feel a pop. And that that would put my hips back and help my back pain."

The women, all minors when the alleged abuse began, recalled being conflicted over what they felt was happening and the sense that they should trust a doctor charged with their care.

"I remember being uncomfortable because of the area," Antolin, who was on the national team from 1995 to 2000 and competed at the 1999 world championships, said. "But in my mind, I was like, 'If this helps, I'll do anything. It was treatment. You don't complain about treatment."

The three women are the most prominent gymnasts to accuse Nassar of abuse. Dozens of others, including students at Michigan State University, where Nassar was a doctor for a number of sports teams, have made similar allegations. On Feb. 17, a judge ruled that Nassar will stand trial in Michigan on three sexual assault charges stemming from incidents at his home in the early 2000s. The alleged victim in that case was the daughter of a family friend.

Nassar has also been charged with the federal crime of possessing child pornography. Last December, he was held without bond when FBI agents investigating the abuse charges from gymnasts and students found 37,000 child pornography images and videos at his home, some of which he had stored on computer hard drives that he attempted to throw out in a trash bin. The FBI also has Go Pro video of Nassar allegedly molesting girls in a pool.

Nassar is licensed in the state of Michigan to practice osteopathic medicine. He pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against him in Michigan, and maintains that the procedures he performed on the gymnasts were legitimate.

Osteopathic care does include a therapy in which practitioners massage the vagina to relieve back and hip pain. But the therapist is expected to wear surgical gloves in all circumstances and have a chaperone present if the patient is a minor. The gymnasts say they were often alone with Nassar and he did not wear gloves.

Nassar was the team doctor for USA Gymnastics from 1996 to 2015 and served as team physician for several sports at MSU from the 1990s to 2015. The doctor also served as a physician for Twistars, a Michigan gymnastics center.

In January, 18 more people, some of them still minors, filed suit against Nassar over the alleged abuse.

John Manly, the lawyer for the three gymnasts and many other alleged victims, says his clients have reported abuse by Nassar beginning as far back as 1996. It was nearly a decade later before MSU or USA Gymnastics conducted their own probes into Nassar's conduct.

MSU investigated charges filed against Nassar by a recent graduate in 2014, but did not find evidence of misconduct. USA Gymnastics said in a statement that it wasn't made aware of the allegations against Nassar until June 2015. When USA Gymnastics first received a report of "an athlete's concern" from a coach, the organization notified the FBI.

Neither MSU nor USA Gymnastics notified each other of their investigations. USA Gymnastics fired Nassar in July 2015; MSU terminated him several months later.

The charges against Nassar highlight a dark side of competitive sports, where adults in positions of power can exploit the vulnerability of their young, eager charges. The three former gymnasts say their sport was particularly ripe for abuse. For elite gymnasts, participating in USA Gymnastics programs is the only route to making the world championship and Olympic teams, which means the organization's authority figures have tremendous influence over an athlete's career.

As the national team physician, Nassar was present at the training camps held outside of Houston, Tex. at the home and gym of the prominent national team coordinators Bela and Martha Karolyi. For an elite young gymnast, an invitation to one of those monthly camps was coveted.

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Disgusting f**k. I hope he gets what he deserves.
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THIS guy is a pedo? no fkn way.

We can only hope he's sentenced to suckle on Jared's b***h tits for the rest of his life

this is foul..

but if aly raisman was a patient.. i might get tempted lol
"if two teenagers can have sex, why can't a older guy have sex with a teenager?"
Originally posted by bayarealuv:
this is foul..

but if aly raisman was a patient.. i might get tempted lol

Originally posted by bayarealuv:
this is foul..

but if aly raisman was a patient.. i might get tempted lol

Esp in the ESPN the body issue..

NSFW - Maybe.....
Originally posted by bayarealuv:
this is foul..

but if aly raisman was a patient.. i might get tempted lol

bruh lol
Gymnastics Abuse Scandal: Dr. Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

The gymnastics doctor at the center of a sexual-abuse scandal that rocked the Olympic sport pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal child pornography charges after striking a deal that some of his accusers denounced as "outrageous."

In the plea agreement, Larry Nassar agreed to a sentence of 22 to 27 years. Each of the three counts carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, meaning the judge has the discretion to give him up 60 years when he's sentenced Nov. 27 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The agreement also means Larry Nassar, 54, will not face federal criminal charges for allegedly molesting two former gymnasts at out-of-state and overseas locations, although prosecutors said the deal "does not preclude" them from pursuing additional charges against the doctor for other individuals.

Attorney John Manly represents more 100 accusers, including members of the national and Olympic teams who were allegedly assaulted overseas. He said the feds should have brought abuse charges before accepting a plea from Nassar, who will be tried on state charges for alleged abuse that occurred in Michigan.

"My clients feel betrayed," Manly said.

amazing sport.

Such form and grace.

The substance and quintessence used to form the indefectible immaculate dole of an operose and immense promenade is really underrated.

IMO no puss is worth jail time. Make sure they are 18 and up dummies.
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