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top gymnastics board members resign in wake of abuse case


three top board members of usa gymnastics resigned and the man who coached the 2012 olympic team was suspended monday, after calls from angry gymnasts who say the organization did nothing to protect them after they were abused by former team doctor larry nassar.chairman paul parilla, vice chair jay binder and treasurer bitsy kelley announced they were stepping down as testimony in nassar's sentencing hearing in michigan moved into its second week. nassar faces a minimum prison sentence of 25 to 40 years in a molestation case.later monday, usa gymnastics suspended the coach of the 2012 olympics team, john geddert, who worked with nassar at his gyms in michigan.a number of olympians have been among those testifying in the nassar hearing. many have also sued the u.s. olympic committee and usa






ap source: usoc recommends usa gymnastics president resign


a person familiar with the communications tells the associated press that u.s. olympic committee leadership has recommended usa gymnastics president steve penny resign amid fallout from the federation's handling of a string of sex-abuse cases.the person spoke to the ap on condition of anonymity thursday because of the sensitivity of the discussion.the usoc board discussed penny's future at its quarterly meeting and delivered the recommendation to paul parilla, chairman of usa gymnastics.without divulging what was discussed, parilla released a statement saying the gymnastics board would meet shortly to discuss its next steps.penny is a co-defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by 2000 olympian jamie dantzscher, who has accused former volunteer team doctor larry nassar of sexual abuse.usa gymnas






attorney 'demands' u.s. olympic committee de-certify usa gymnastics


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarreports have surfaced that board members of the united states olympic committee want steve penny, president of usa gymnastics, to resign. an attorney representing more than 70 alleged sexual abuse victims wants the usoc to de-certify usa gymnastics as the sport's national governing body.(photo: matt kryger, the indianapolis star) 230 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — amid reports that board members of the united states olympic committee want usa gymnastics president steve penny to resign, a lawyer representing more than 70 alleged sexual abuse victims is urging further action.in a letter released thursday t






attorney 'demands' u.s. olympic committee de-certify usa gymnastics


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarreports have surfaced that board members of the united states olympic committee want steve penny, president of usa gymnastics, to resign. an attorney representing more than 70 alleged sexual abuse victims wants the usoc to de-certify usa gymnastics as the sport's national governing body.(photo: matt kryger, the indianapolis star) 203 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — amid reports that board members of the united states olympic committee want usa gymnastics president steve penny to resign, a lawyer representing more than 70 alleged sexual abuse victims is urging further action.in a letter released thursday t






attorney 'demands' u.s. olympic committee de-certify usa gymnastics


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarreports have surfaced that board members of the united states olympic committee want steve penny, president of usa gymnastics, to resign. an attorney representing more than 70 alleged sexual abuse victims wants the usoc to de-certify usa gymnastics as the sport's national governing body.(photo: matt kryger, the indianapolis star) 256 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — amid reports that board members of the united states olympic committee want usa gymnastics president steve penny to resign, a lawyer representing more than 70 alleged sexual abuse victims is urging further action.in a letter released thursday t






usa gymnastics president steve penny resigns amid sex abuse scandal


cbs/apmarch 16, 2017, 4:08 pmsteve penny, president of usa gymnastics welcomes guests and media and to announce the usoc designation of the usa gymnastics national training center at karolyi ranch as an official u.s. olympic training site and hilton’s partnership with usa gymnastics and title sponsorship of team hilton on jan. 26, 2011, in huntsville, texas. getty steve penny resigned as president of usa gymnastics on thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases.the resignation came a week after the united states olympic committee’s board recommended to usa gymnastics chairman paul parilla that penny should step down. penny offered his resignation during a previously scheduled board meeting on thursday.“my decision to step aside as ceo is






usa gymnastics president steve penny resigns amid sex abuse scandal


cbs/apmarch 16, 2017, 4:08 pmlast updated mar 16, 2017 7:13 pm edtsteve penny resigned as president of usa gymnastics on thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases.the resignation came a week after the united states olympic committee’s board recommended to usa gymnastics chairman paul parilla that penny should step down. penny offered his resignation during a previously scheduled board meeting on thursday.“my decision to step aside as ceo is solely to support the best interests of usa gymnastics at this time,” penny said in a statement.usoc chairman larry probst said penny’s decision “will hopefully allow usa gymnastics to shift its attention to the future with a secure environment for its athletes and continued success in competition.”p






three usa gymnastics leaders resign as more abuse victims speak out in court – l


"as the board identifies its next chair and fills the vacant board positions, we remain focused on working every day to ensure that our culture, policies and actions reflect our commitment to those we serve," perry said.






aly raisman demands independent investigation after three usa gymnastics board m


olympian tweets statement in response to usoc, says organization isn't acknowledging its role and has "zero accountability."        






usa gymnastics president resigns amid abuse scandal


steve penny resigned as president of usa gymnastics on thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases.the resignation came a week after the united states olympic committee’s board recommended to usa gymnastics chairman paul parilla that penny should step down. penny offered his resignation during a previously scheduled board meeting on thursday.“my decision to step aside as ceo is solely to support the best interests of usa gymnastics at this time,” penny said in a statement.penny joined usa gymnastics in 1999 and was named the organization’s president in 2005, overseeing one of the greatest runs in olympic history. led by national team coordinator martha karolyi, the women’s program has become a dominant force, producing each of the last fo






aly raisman criticizes usa gymnastics, usoc for response to sex abuse scandal


longtime usa gymnastics team physician has been accused of sexual abuse by more than 100 women and girls        






ap source: usoc to discuss usa gymnastics president's fate


a person familiar with the situation tells the associated press that u.s. olympic committee officials will consider recommending the ouster of usa gymnastics president steve penny at their board meeting thursday.the person spoke on condition of anonymity wednesday because the usoc's discussions regarding penny's future have been private.penny is a co-defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by 2000 olympian jamie dantzscher, who accuses volunteer team doctor larry nassar of sexual abuse.usa gymnastics has denied wrongdoing. in the wake of the lawsuit, the federation hired a former federal prosecutor to lead an independent review of how the organization deals with allegations of sexual misconduct.the usoc cannot decide penny's fate, though a recommendation from the committee could go a long way t






procter & gamble may drop usa gymnastics sponsorship after sex abuse scandal


the move comes in the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving the former team doctor that has rocked the organization.        






usoc delivers conclusion to usa gymnastics president


u.s. olympic committee leaders have contacted leaders at usa gymnastics about president steve penny's future at the federation and say they'll wait for the gymnastics board to respond before divulging what was said.penny was discussed at thursday's usoc board meeting. he is under scrutiny for the federation's handling of a string of sexual abuse cases.he is a co-defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by 2000 olympian jamie dantzscher, who has accused former volunteer team doctor larry nassar of sexual abuse.usa gymnastics has denied wrongdoing.penny has had the support of the usa gymnastics board. the usoc doesn't have official capacity to oust penny but could take measures such as cutting funding. usoc gives usag a cash grant of nearly $2 million each year.usoc ceo scott blackmun said there w






usa gymnastics president resigns amid abuse scandal


steve penny resigned as president of usa gymnastics on thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases.the resignation came a week after the united states olympic committee's board recommended to usa gymnastics chairman paul parilla that penny should step down. penny offered his resignation during a previously scheduled board meeting on thursday."my decision to step aside as ceo is solely to support the best interests of usa gymnastics at this time," penny said in a statement.usoc chairman larry probst said the move "will hopefully allow usa gymnastics to shift its attention to the future with a secure environment for its athletes and continued success in competition."penny joined usa gymnastics in 1999 and was named the organization's presid






coach suspended, three usa gymnastics leaders resign as more abuse victims speak


the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked u.s. gymnastics grew wider monday as the sport's national governing body announced the suspension of a gold-medal-winning olympic coach and the resignation of three board members.the latest developments, involving coach john geddert and key leadership, took place amid complaints that usa gymnastics failed to protect young athletes who were molested by sports doctor larry nassar.advertisementthe announcements coincided with a marathon court hearing in michigan, where scores of victims have come forward to speak as nassar awaits sentencing on criminal sexual conduct."i'm possibly the last child he will ever assault," teenager emma ann miller said in the lansing, mich., courtroom on monday. "this is a burden, at 15, i shouldn't have to bear."well over






coach suspended, three usa gymnastics leaders resign as more abuse victims speak


the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked u.s. gymnastics grew wider monday as the sport's national governing body announced the suspension of a gold-medal-winning olympic coach and the resignation of three board members.the latest developments, involving coach john geddert and key leadership, took place amid complaints that usa gymnastics failed to protect young athletes who were molested by sports doctor larry nassar.advertisementthe announcements coincided with a marathon court hearing in michigan, where scores of victims have come forward to speak as nassar awaits sentencing on criminal sexual conduct."i'm possibly the last child he will ever assault," teenager emma ann miller said in the lansing, mich., courtroom on monday. "this is a burden, at 15, i shouldn't have to bear."well over






maggie nichols' statement: her words in going public on usa gymnastics sex abuse


maggie nichols, one of the top gymnasts to ever come from minnesota, went public this week in identifying herself as “athlete a” in the usa gymnastics sexual abuse scandal. you can read that news story here.nichols’ statement is powerful in itself, and you can read that below:statement from maggie nichols:recently, three of my friends and former national team members who medaled at the 2012 olympics have bravely stepped forward to proclaim they were sexually assaulted by usa gymnastics team physician dr. larry nassar.today i join them.i am making the decision to tell my traumatic story and hope to join the forces with my friends and teammates to bring about true change.up until now, i was identified as athlete a by usa gymnastics, the us olympic committee and michigan state university. i w






usa gymnastics president steve penny resigns amid abuse scandal


steve penny has resigned as president of usa gymnastics following intense pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases.the resignation came a week after the u.s. olympic committee's board sent a recommendation to usa gymnastics chairman paul parilla requesting that penny step down.penny offered his resignation during a previously scheduled board meeting thursday."my decision to step aside as ceo is solely to support the best interests of usa gymnastics at this time," penny said in a statement.usoc chairman larry probst said penny's decision "will hopefully allow usa gymnastics to shift its attention to the future with a secure environment for its athletes and continued success in competition."penny joined usa gymnastics in 1999 and was named the organization's president






review: usa gymnastics needs "complete cultural change" to stop abuse


cbs/apjune 27, 2017, 1:00 pmusa gymnastics needs a "complete cultural change" to better protect athletes from sexual abuse, according to an independent review of the embattled organization's practices. the report released tuesday by former federal prosecutor deborah daniels recommends that all usa gymnastics members be required to immediately report suspected sexual misconduct to legal authorities and the u.s. center for safesport. daniels also suggested that usa gymnastics prohibit adults from being alone with minor gymnasts "at all times" and bar unrelated adults from sharing or being alone in a sleeping room with gymnasts. she also recommended preventing adult members from having "out of program" contact with gymnasts through email, text or social media. usa gymnastics ordered the revie






trustee: msu president should quit over sex assault scandal


detroit — a michigan state university trustee on saturday called for the university president to quit over the school's handling of the sexual assault scandal involving former gymnastics doctor larry nassar.trustee mitch lyons issued a statement saturday breaking ranks with the board which had said a day earlier that they supported president lou anna simon."i do not agree with our statement of support for president simon," lyons told the detroit free press . "as i expressed repeatedly to fellow board members during our discussion friday, i don't believe president simon can survive the public outcry that has been generated by this tragedy and even less so after hearing the testimony of these brave survivors of larry nassar's abuse.more than 80 girls and women, including some olympians, gave






review: usa gymnastics needs ‘culture change' to stop abuse


usa gymnastics needs a “complete cultural change” to better protect athletes from sexual abuse, according to an independent review of the embattled organization's practices.the report released tuesday by former federal prosecutor deborah daniels recommends that all usa gymnastics members be required to immediately report suspected sexual misconduct to legal authorities and the u.s. center for safesport. daniels also suggested that usa gymnastics prohibit adults from being alone with minor gymnasts “at all times” and bar unrelated adults from sharing or being alone in a sleeping room with gymnasts. she also recommended preventing adult members from having “out of program” contact with gymnasts through email, text or social media.usa gymnastics ordered the review last fall following a series






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 202 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 369 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 437 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 130 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 328 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 490 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 425 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 577 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 291 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 451 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 520 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 415 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 399 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






judge releases usa gymnastics sex abuse files


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an indystar investigation found that at least 368 athletes alleged some form of sexual abuse in gymnastics in the last two decades. nate chute/indystarjudge ronald thompson granted an indystar request to unseal sexual misconduct complaint files compiled by usa gymnastics on 54 coaches.(photo: robert scheer/indystar) 475 connectlinkedinemailmoreindianapolis — a georgia judge, at the indianapolis star’s request, released more than 5,600 pages of court records friday detailing how usa gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches over a 10-year period.the records, which include depositions of top usa gymnastics officials and sexual abuse complaint files on 54 coaches, revealed that some coaches weren't banned from the sport until years after they we






mary tyler moore rejected the feminism of gloria steinem and betty friedan


much will be made in the coming days about mary tyler moore’s role in the women’s movement of the 1970s. but it’s important to keep in mind what mary herself said about gloria steinem, betty friedan and the more outspoken wing of the feminist project.she was not on board.i interviewed mary in what turns out was her last in-depth on- era interview, for a documentary about her career. even though my questions were only about her show business work, mary kept volunteering personal details. looking back, it seems there were a few things she wanted to get off her chest. in my first question, about her early dancing work, mary mentioned that dancing was a respite from her difficult family life. “i was not a very happy little ,” she said. indeed, her mother was an alcoholic; her father, emotional