In 1994, Jane JD Doe was a gymnast competing with the U.S. national team when she got injured. She was sent to Larry Nasser, a doctor famous for his work with gymnasts. In fact, Nasser was widely considered one of the top in his field, which was why Jane JD Doe was surprised when he made inappropriate sexual comments and moved to "intravaginal adjustments."
In 6-page letter to judge, Larry Nassar says it’s too hard to listen to victim stories https://t.co/5fhLRPcbIT https://t.co/8UGOUe59ny— NBC News (@NBC News)1516311162.0
USA Gymnastics will no longer hold the women's team's training camp at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas after several gym… https://t.co/Opr0A7jv0a— CNN (@CNN)1516317604.0
An internal exam would never be indicated as first line treatment for a minor with hip or back pain, much less performed on someone who has never seen a gynecologist or been sexually active, and much much less done so without the consent of the patient and the patient’s parent. Informed consent includes a full explanation of the treatment, the risks and benefits, and all parties (including parents for minors) agreeing to said treatment. [The] therapist [should] explain what she or he was doing at every moment of the physical exam which would be performed on an exam table, she or he would have a chaperone in the room, and she or he would be wearing gloves for the duration of the treatment.
These women reading out their victim impact statements to Larry Nassar are so courageous. (Photos by @Reuters.)… https://t.co/L97xvCg66U— Olivia Messer 🌻 (@Olivia Messer 🌻)1516289525.0
Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is now accused of abusing more than 140 women including members of the Fi… https://t.co/dxrN8Hu2ER— Athletes In Action (@Athletes In Action)1516208403.0
mckayla maroney not impressed Wallpaper https://t.co/HoRaKqcQoS #Black #Wallpaper #MckaylaMaroney #Mckayla #Not… https://t.co/gnSblcTPND— Hero Wallpaper (@Hero Wallpaper)1515315191.0
After @chrissyteigen offered to pay former Olympian McKayla Maroney's $100k fine if she broke her NDA by speaking o… https://t.co/fzmzoY3bq9— theGrio.com (@theGrio.com)1516310405.0
USA Gymnastics encourages McKayla and anyone who has been abused to speak out. USA Gymnastics remains focused on our highest priority -– the safety, health and well-being of our athletes and creating a culture that empowers and supports them
The entire principle of this should be fought - an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accuse… https://t.co/xRX90fndA5— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1516119355.0
Larry Nassar deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison. Not only because of what he did to me, my teammates and so many other little girls – He needs to be behind bars so he will never prey upon another child. I urge you to impose the maximum sentence upon him.She also explained:
I had a dream to go to the Olympics, and the things that I had to endure to get there, were unnecessary, and disgusting. I was deeply saddened by the stories of my fellow Olympic teammates that suffered as I did at the hands of Larry Nassar. More than 140 women and girls had to say, “#MeToo" to Nassar’s sexual assaults and hundreds more were victimized to create the pornographic images that fueled his evil desires.
McKayla Maroney details abuse in impactful statement read to Larry Nassar in court https://t.co/bI8Ui0HJRs https://t.co/fWNHroAVhZ— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan)1516320664.0
A simple fact is this. If Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the US Olympic Committee had paid attention to any of the red flags in Larry Nassar’s behavior I never would have met him, I never would have been “treated" by him, and I never would have been abused by him... It is time to hold the leadership of Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee accountable for allowing, and in some cases enabling, his crimes. Our silence has given the wrong people power for too long, and it’s time to take our power back.Exactly.