Olympic gold medallist Aly Raisman said today that former U.S. team coach John Geddert may have been aware of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar five years before the doctor's arrest.
The USA Gymnastics board has resigned in the fallout from the Nassar scandal and the president of Michigan State University resigned after facing criticism for not doing enough to stop the abuse by the doctor.
"This reprehensible conduct went undetected or ignored for years", the committee, led by Reps.
The "eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth" atmosphere around Nassar was also on display at his third trial in MI, where he was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years for sexual abuse at the Twistars Gymnastics Club.
Engler spokesman John Truscott told the Lansing State Journal that he couldn't provide specifics, but "we've said we expect full cooperation with all investigations, and if that doesn't happen there will be consequences".
In an interview with CNN, Raisman, one of over 260 women who have reported being molested by Nassar, said Geddert's inaction was a symptom of the American gymnastics establishment's apathy in the face of clear signs Nassar was abusing the girls he was supposed to be caring for. "Coaches, instructors, law enforcement, and other trusted adults all failed these young athletes".
Geddert came under criminal investigation himself earlier this month, according to the Daily News, following complaints filed following Nassar's sentencing last month. At his sentencing hearing, 156 of his victims confronted him in open court.
Geddert has previously issued a statement denying that he knew about Nassar's actions; he was suspended by USA Gymnastics as part of the fallout from the Nassar case.
He's serving a 60-year federal prison sentence for child pornography. After over two decades of abuse, and its systemic cover-up, Nassar has finally been silenced.
Raisman, who is Jewish and the victor of numerous Olympic medals, including several golds, spoke Thursday in an interview with CNN.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke out on Wednesday saying, "The U.S. Olympic committee and USA Gymnastics need to be held accountable".
Sarah Dvojack was hooked on gymnastics as a year-old girl watching the 1996 Summer Olympics, and she's been in love ever since.
"MSU hired Nassar as its gymnastics team doctor and assistant professor in 1997".