USA Gymnastics News

Gymnast Sexual Abuse Victims Offered $215 Million Insurance Payout to Settle Claims

USA Gymnastics has filed a bankruptcy plan that includes an offer of $215 million for sexual abuse survivors to settle their claims against the embattled organization. The $215 million total is the amount the insurance carriers for USA Gymnastics and …

Gymnasts to Texas Lawmakers: Allow Sex Abuse Victims to Sue Institutions

Former U.S. national team gymnasts backing a Texas bill that would allow victims of sexual abuse more time to sue in civil court on Monday urged the state’s lawmakers to restore a key provision allowing those individuals to sue institutions. …

Congressional Report Finds Olympic Leaders Valued Reputation Over Athletes’ Safety

A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system’s handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety. A House subcommittee released the report last Thursday, outlining conclusions about the handling of sex-abuse …

USA Gymnastics, Short on Funds to Pay Sex-Abuse Claims, Files for Bankruptcy

USA Gymnastics, under threat of being decertified by the U.S. Olympic Committee, filed for bankruptcy after running short of funds to pay victims of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. The organization filed for Chapter 11 status in the Southern District of …

Claims Against Texas-Based Karolyis Not Addressed in $500M Nassar Settlement

The $500 million settlement Michigan State University reached with more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar doesn’t address claims against other parties, including Texas-based Bela and Martha Karolyi. The Karolyis, who …

Michigan State Reaches $500M Settlement with Nassar Victims

Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials announced. The deal …

Texas-Based Karolyis, Others Sued by Gymnast Over Team Doctor’s Abuse

A former member of the U.S. national team on became the latest gymnast to file suit over sexual abuse by imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar’s, alleging USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the husband-and-wife duo who coached America’s …

USA Gymnastics Sues Insurance Carriers Over Nassar Lawsuit Costs

Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics is suing its insurance carriers, alleging that they haven’t fully reimbursed it for defense costs incurred in lawsuits filed by victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Indiana-based governing body for gymnastics filed its lawsuit …

State AG Investigating Who Knew What in Michigan State Sex Abuse Case

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette lashed out at Michigan State University on Jan. 27 for allowing Larry Nassar to sexually abuse girls and women for years, and he took a shot at the school’s governing body. “I don’t need advice …

18 Female Gymnasts Sue Michigan Doctor, Alleging Sexual Abuse

A Michigan doctor accused of sexually abusing gymnasts has been hit with a new lawsuit by 18 women and girls who say they were molested by him, mostly at his clinic at Michigan State University. The lawsuit against Dr. Larry …