Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman describe abuses in Larry Nassar hearing

Michigan State paper calls for university president to resign in powerful editorial

Michigan State paper calls for university president to resign in powerful editorial

Michigan State University's board of trustees on Friday asked the state's attorney general to review the events surrounding the case of Larry Nassar, the former sports medicine doctor who pleaded guilty to sexual abuse against a number of girls and women.

105 impact statements from victims of Dr. Larry Nassar are being read aloud this week during proceedings at County Court in MI.

Nassar pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first-degree sexual assault in November.

Raisman is one of the most successful gymnasts of our time.

"As for your letter yesterday, you are pathetic to think that anyone would have any sympathy for you", she said.

"I thought that training for the Olympics would be the hardest thing that I would ever have to do, but in fact, the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I'm a victim of Larry Nassar", Wieber said.

Numerous victims over the past four days have criticised USA Gymnastics, MSU and the US Olympic Committee for not stopping Nassar sooner. "Well you know what Larry, I have my power and my voice, and I will use them". The first assault happened when she was 12, she said.

USA Gymnastics announced on Thursday that it will no longer train its elite athletes at the facility tucked into the Sam Houston National Forest in Huntsville, Texas, not far from Houston.

She recalled the abuse at the hands of Nassar, telling the court she was forced by her coaches to go see him for treatment.

"False assurances from organizations are risky, especially when people want so badly to believe them", Raisman said. She also ripped into U.S. Gymnastics, and said the organization ignored the allegations against the defendant. But the organization this week said it would not seek any money for her "brave statements". "We need an independent investigation of exactly what happened, What went wrong, and how it can be avoided for the future. only then can we know what changes are needed".

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"Larry, you do realize now that we, this group of women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time, are now a force, and you are nothing", Raisman said.

Raisman was originally not going to speak in court, but said after watching other young women give their stories, she had the courage to come forward.

Jordyn Wieber is the fourth member of the Fierce Five, the winning 2012 Summer Olympics squad, to accuse him.

She said Nassar insisted his abuse "would heal my pain" and she at first felt guilty for distrusting him because of his authority as a renowned doctor - a common sentiment among numerous survivors who offered statements to the court on Friday. "But they will be educated and able to protect themselves from predators like Larry so that they will never ever, ever have to say the words, 'me, too'".

Earlier in the week, Raisman - a member of both the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic teams - said she planned to submit a written victim impact statement for Nassar's sentencing hearing, according to CBS Boston.

Her father, Doug Powell, took to the lectern after her to direct his vitriol at Nassar in an emotional speech.

After coming forward, celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Kristen Bell have rallied around the now 22-year-old and even offered to pay her the $100,000 fine she were to face if she gave a victim impact statement. Watch her statement here.

'This is all your fault, we wouldn't be here in the first place if it wasn't for you, ' said the teenager. "Dr. Nassar told me that I was receiving "medically necessary treatment" that he had been performing on patients for over 30 years".

"It breaks my heart even more to think that as I work toward my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused", Biles wrote on Monday. "You will be judged by how you deal with this".

Klages was the women's gymnastics coach for 27 seasons and retired in February.

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