Worldwide

USA Gymnastics officials resign in midst of sex abuse scandal

USA Gymnastics officials resign in midst of sex abuse scandal”

Attorney General Bill Schuette is promising a full and complete investigation "from the president's office down" of Michigan State University's handling of the Larry Nassar sex abuse case.

"Whatever protocol or policy was in place, whatever frontline staff might normally be involved in response or investigation, it all got kind of swept away and it was handled more by administration [and] athletic department officials", said a former university sexual assault counselor, Lauren Allswede, who left Michigan State in 2015 over frustration that the school didn't handle such cases properly. Michigan State Police are assisting, and Assistant Attorney General Christina Grossi was named project manager.

Schuette said his investigators will speak with every victim in the case.

Lemke, who will graduate from MSU this December, said she's glad that officials are accepting responsibility for how the Nassar scandal was mishandled, but she also hopes that the university takes steps to ensure sexual abuse never happens again.

Since his sentencing, MSUs president Lou Anna Simon resigned, MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis retired, and the entire USA Gymnastics board resigned after being given an ultimatum by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Nassar, the former Michigan State and Team USA gymnastics doctor, was sentenced to 175 years in prison after more than 150 women - including dozens of former Michigan State athletes - gave victim impact statements at the trial.

He also says Michigan State attorneys should stop fighting lawsuits filed by the victims and should instead move to settle them. "They don't appear to see the women as anything more than a number, or anything other than a threat to their reputation", she wrote. He said his goals are to find out who at MSU was aware of Nassar's sexual misconduct, what action they took and why the predatory conduct wasn't stopped.

When the Star published Denhollander's, Strampel and several others at Michigan State exchanged emails with one other. Let me also add this: "I don't need advice from the board of trustees at MSU about how to conduct an investigation", Schuette said.

Bombardier wins surprising victory over Boeing
It's possible Boeing hasn't said its last word. "That's why Bombardier is willing to lose millions of dollars per plane on this sale".

Karnataka bandh over Mahadayi river water dispute : Life partially affected
But the BJP and the Prime Minister are committed to passing this bill to do justice to Muslim sisters and mothers, he said.

This Mummified Woman Now Has A Name - And A Famous Relative
It only became clear previous year , based on newly discovered archives, that the mummy had been uncovered once before, in 1843. The couple's daughter, Yvonne, married Osman Wilfred Johnson Kemal and their son, Stanley Johnson, is Boris Johnson's father.

Last week, 156 women and girls who are survivors of Nassar's abuse, shared emotional stories during his sentencing hearing in Ingham County. That's on top of his previous sentence of 60 years for admitting to possessing child pornography. "We failed you", Trustee Brian Mosallam said, trying to hold back tears. He served on the board of Crime Victim Services.

"I look forward to helping in any way I can those affected: Like I said, supporters - most importantly, the victims".

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is also investigating Michigan State, and inquiries are planned in Congress and the state Legislature.

The USA Gymnastics program should be totally and temporarily suspended, shut down until its house is clean.

But Schuette changed course Saturday, saying it was time to reveal what his office was doing - while for the first time describing his efforts to investigate the school.

DeVos confirmed the investigation Friday.

The university is now facing lawsuits from more than 130 victims.



Like this

Latest


29 January 2018
Budget session from Monday
Opposition parties are likely to hold a strategy meeting in New Delhi on Monday for discussions on the upcoming session. The government will do everything possible to ensure the passage of bill in the Budget Session, Kumar later said.

27 January 2018
White House proposes path to citizenship for 1.8 million people
The White House said any deal must include $25 billion in funding for the border wall , the central plank of Trump's presidential campaign.

26 January 2018
Cape City to expire of water inside weeks
These activities include re-using bathwater to flush the toilet, using one water bowl to wash all your fruits and many more ways. However‚ if the water flow in the system is reduced too sharply‚ there is a risk of blockages and raw sewage leaks.

25 January 2018
Google Starts Selling Audiobooks in Latest Challenge to Amazon
Those who purchase audiobooks via the Google Play Store will be able to access them on Android , iOS , and the web. Today, Google announced that it is launching audiobooks on Google Play in 45 countries and nine languages.

25 January 2018
SDF says Turkey lying with claim that Islamic State is in Afrin
The UN says it is deeply concerned by the fighting, and has warned that an estimated 323,000 civilians in Afrin are at risk. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US was "asking both sides to show restraint ".

23 January 2018
Meet Preston, the therapy dog comforting Larry Nassar's victims
A camp scheduled to begin Monday at the ranch has been canceled, according to USA Gymnastics . USA Gymnastics Board Chairman Paul Parilla was among three officials who resigned Monday.

22 January 2018
Two Koreas to march together at Winter Olympics opening ceremony — IOC
She also heads the hugely popular girl band Moranbong that's hand-picked by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Mr Bach offered "sincere thanks to the governments of North and South Korea ".

22 January 2018
White House doctor gives Trump clean bill of health
There are four days until government funding runs out and now no DACA deal in sight. "Democrats need to quit playing politics". Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

21 January 2018
Eugenie Bouchard eradicated from Australian Open
She dropped not a match at the Hopman Cup in Perth, and went on to win the Sydney title over some considerable opposition. Both players missed break point opportunities later on, ensuring that the sole break was crucial for Halep.

21 January 2018
Twitter Suspends More Than 1000 Accounts Allegedly Linked to Russian IRA Agency
Twitter now believes that there were a total of 3,814 accounts associated with the IRA, which posted a total of 175,993 tweets. The propaganda work was linked to an organization linked to the Russian government called "Internet Research Agency".



Recommended