USA Gymnastics employees forced to resign following Nassar scandal


In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal shaking USA gymnastics, first, Michigan State University’s president resigned and now, the University’s athletic director, Mark Hollis says he is ‘retiring’.  

The move comes amid complaints the school had not done enough to stop former Michigan State and Olympic team Doctor Larry Nassar from sexually assaulting gymnasts at MSU’s training facility.  

20/20 Anchor Elizabeth Vargas sitting down with 19 of Nassar’s accusers, all saying the investigation into Nassar’s crimes should not stop with him.  Vargas asks, “They’ve already stripped the Karolyis Ranch of any status as a training center.  Is that enough?”

“They should have done that a long time ago,” says Taryn Akemi-Look. 

Authorities confirming to ABC News there is an active investigation of the famed Karolyi Ranch run by husband and wife training team of Bela and Marta Karolyi.  At this time, the Karolyis’ have not been charged with any crime and have not been accused of knowing about the abuse. 

Also new this morning, the US Olympic Committee announcing it is giving every member of USA Gymnastics until next Wednesday to resign or the organization will be decertified. 

Olympic Medalist Aly Raisman, one of more than 150 of Nassar’s accusers, reacted to the news on The View.  “We still have to hold these organizations accountable.  United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University… they enabled this monster, they took his side over us.”

Earlier this week, the Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer of USA Gymnastics resigned, but again, the US Olympic Committee says the rest of the board must also step down, stating that USA Gymnastics needs a “fresh start”

–Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News   

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