A Lansing area native, Wieber came up as a young gymnastic training at Twistars, a local club named in dozens of lawsuits filed by Nassar victims, along with Michigan State University, where Nassar worked for years, as well as USA Gymnastics, where Nassar volunteered his services treating Team USA women. He pleaded guilty to.
Raisman is one of the most successful gymnasts of our time.
"You took advantage of our passions and our dreams", she added.
Much of her speech, however, was dedicated to criticizing the response of U.S.A. Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee, which she says enabled his decades of abuse, ignored the women who spoke up about his behavior, and did too little in response.
Numerous victims over the past four days have criticised USA Gymnastics, MSU and the US Olympic Committee for not stopping Nassar sooner. "I have power and voice, and I am only beginning to just use them".
"Lying on my stomach with you on my bed, insisting that your inappropriate touch would help to heal my pain", she said. She also accused USA Gymnastics of "rotting from the inside".
"You may find it harsh that you are here listening, but nothing is as harsh as what your victims endured for thousands of hours at your hands, collectively", said Aquilina, after reading the letter in court on Thursday.
In a letter dated Friday, Jan. 19, the university says it has confidence in the integrity of the investigations already conducted, but it believes the attorney general's review may be needed to answer public questions concerning how MSU handled Nassar.
"Please be aware that due to the close proximity and timing, we still plan to host the World Team Trials event at the National Team Training Center in Huntsville, Texas, February 1-4, 2018", the email to members of the federation's acrobatic gymnastics program said, according to the Star.
"Talk is cheap", Raisman said in her statement, addressing new USA Gymnastics president and CEO Kerry Perry.
Wieber powerfully ended her statement by saying that "Even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one", she said. "We are here, we have our voices, and we are not going anywhere".
"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.
Wieber is the fourth member of the "Fierce Five" - the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team - to publicly tell of abuse by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment.
Wieber, 22, later told the court that her abuse began when she was 14, and went on for years, stating: 'He did it time after time, appointment after appointment'.
Wieber, as many women have done before her this week, noted that Nassar was not the only person who should be held accountable for these horrifying acts.
Maroney revealed in a lawsuit filed last month that she received $1.25 million from the organization in December 2016.
Zerfas said that she tore a muscle in her stomach when she was 12 and went to see Nassar, noting at one point how he told her to wear loose shorts so that he could have easier access to her body.
In her statement, she said, "I have been coming for you for a long time".
Stephens said Nassar, who often bowed his head and closed his eyes or looked away as she and others spoke, repeatedly abused her from age 6 until age 12 during family visits to his home in Holt, near Lansing. You were first arrested on my charges. But did they reach out when I came forward? She concluded by asking the judge to impose "the strongest possible sentence".
The Karolyi Ranch was the brainchild of Bela and Martha Karolyi, coaches who defected from Romania and helped shape United States gymnastics teams into powerhouse squads able to dominate on the global stage.