Karolyis: 'No way' they knew about Nassar's behavior

Apr 21, 2018, 00:42
Karolyis: 'No way' they knew about Nassar's behavior

Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics.

"If you couldn't suspect anything - I heard during the testimonies that some of the parents were in therapy room with their own child and Larry Nassar was performing this and parent couldn't see - how could I see?"

Larry Nassar's sexual assault case rocked the gymnastics world.

Additionally, it will include the app's whole interview using McKayla Maroney, the Olympic golden medal-winning gymnast, who spoke about the "hundreds" of all that time period she was molested, according to excerpts.

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A press conference is being held regarding lawsuits filed against Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics and the International Gymnastics Federation, in relation to sexual abuse by Nassar. Their lawsuit adds to the more than 260 people suing MSU, USAG and others for failing to prevent Nassar's abuses. The longtime leader of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny, quit in March, and all board members stepped down at the demand of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Several gymnasts and coaches previously interviewed by The Associated Press said the Karolyis institutionalized a win-at-all-costs culture that forced girls to train while injured.

The suit continued, stating that the lack of action taken by the defendants allowed Nassar "to remain in a position of influence and his unsupervised or negligently supervised conduct with minor participants and members made the molestation and abuse of minor participants possible". I actually was like, 'That makes sense.

Nassar spent almost three decades at USA Gymnastics before being fired in 2015 after complaints about his behaviour. "As both professor and priest, I am profoundly saddened by Michigan State University's public posture and seemingly callous regard for these girls and women".

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Maroney's victim impact statement was read on her behalf at Nassar's sentencing hearing in January, and it was one of 156 statements that were read over the course of that seven-day hearing.

When asked if she'd been aware of any sexual misconduct by Nassar prior to that point, Martha said, "Absolutely not".

In her first interview since going public with her allegations past year, Maroney claims her first experience of abuse at the physician's hands occurred during her first check-up at age 13.

Martha Karolyi denied having any knowledge about Nassar's pattern of abuse. "I don't want to tell anybody about this.' And I didn't believe that they would understand", Maroney went on to say. "And the parent couldn't see".

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