Nassar victims demand answers from Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics


Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts in Ingham on Wednesday; he is scheduled to appear in Eaton next week. All but one of his accusers was a gymnast.

In a statement after the plea in court on Wednesday, Vassar's attorneys, Matt Newburg and Shannon Smith, said the "agreement resolves all the charged and uncharged conduct for more than 125 cases now under investigation by the Michigan Attorney General's office". Nassar lost his license to practice medicine in April. Some were crying. "For all those involved". I just want healing. "I take my job as a role model very seriously, and I always want to do my best to represent all the best qualities that a role model should embody", she said.

Nassar admitted to digitally penetrating the victims, agreed that his conduct had no legitimate medical objective and that he did not have the girls' consent. In Michigan, inmates are eligible for parole after serving a minimum sentence.

Manly accused Michigan State University of "stonewalling" his efforts to find out how university officials dealt with past allegations against Nassar, which had prompted a 2014 internal investigation.

"You used that position of trust that you had in the most vile way to abuse children", she said, as reported by "We need to move forward in a sense of growth and healing and I pray (for) that".

She called the accusers "superheroes for all of America, because this is an epidemic".

Nassar, 54, has been charged with molesting seven girls.

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"You have failed to hold anyone accountable for allowing a pedophile to flourish for decades", she said. He is also awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges in July, in which he targeted victims as young as six years old.

Nassar is reportedly due back in court Wednesday.

This month, Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman (shown left) and most recently Gabby Douglas (middle) publicly claimed to be sexual-abuse victims of Nassar's, as did former gymnast McKayla Maroney (right) last month, although it's unclear whether they officially reported those incidents to the police.

"We have yet to hear the truth" from those institutions, said a victim, Rachael Denhollander.

USA Gymnastics adopted a new "safe sport policy" in response to the Nassar scandal that requires "mandatory reporting" of suspicions of sexual abuse. "Officials who brushed the victims off as unable to tell the difference between a medical exam and sexual violation". The Olympic gymnasts are not part of the MI cases.

The Associated Press left messages seeking comment from MSU, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee.