USA Gymnastics' board of directors executive leadership chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley tendered their resignations, effective Sunday, according to a statement released Monday by USA Gymnastics.
USA Gym Board of Directors executive leadership: Chairman Paul Parilla, Vice Chairman Jay Binder and Treasurer Bitsy Kelley formally offered their resignations, effective January 21.
Sentencing continues this week for disgraced United States of America gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. "We support their decisions to resign at this time", USA Gymnastics president and CEO Kerry Perry said in a statement. "We believe this step will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change within our organization".
A Michigan State spokesman says Miller's comments are being looked into, and patients of Nassar's "will not be billed". It's a woman who dedicated over 40 years and I've been here 33 with her and I think I know what she stands for.
On the USA Gymnastics site, the newly vacant board positions are labeled "TBD", while the other member names remain.
After the profound statements from Aly Raisman and dozens of others last week, we should not be surprised by the strength of these survivors, but for a 15-year-old facing a man who sexually abused her 17 months earlier to do so with such clarity when so many adults at MSU could not is remarkable.More news: Federer cruises, big names advance in Australia
Raisman wrote that "I wonder if you are a total moron or just a liar when you claimed you listened to the impact statements". He has pleaded guilty 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography charges.
"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.
USA Gymnastics launched an independent review of its policies in the wake of the allegations against Nassar and reporting by the Indianapolis Star that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches and staff at some of its more than 3,500 clubs across the country. Most of the women say the abuse happened during medical appointments they scheduled with the formerly world-renowned gymnastics physician.
Miller offered advice to the court and directly to Nassar as part of her impact statement.
Larry Nassar is escorted into the courtroom last Thursday. "We're aware that some knew, but there are likely many more opportunities these individuals had to stop you".