Everyone knows that what he did was bad, but I don't think most people realize *how* bad this was.
These were competitive gymnasts. With USAG, these girls had to be ready to compete. They could not just rest off an injury, they had to be ready *for* gymnastics. They were required - not recommended, *required* to go to this guy. And there was no time for questioning. If he approaches you and say you need to be treated, you need to be treated. You cannot say no. You do it because you are a competitor and you do as you're told.
He took advantage of children, knowing they were on autopilot, knowing they couldn't stop competition to speak up because the stakes were too high. They didn't have anyone to speak up *to*. He was *the* guy.
I wonder what would happen if she did openly speak at the hearing and then refused to pay.
Is USA Gymnastics dumb enough to take her to court to enforce the agreement? I can't imagine a worse PR move than suing a popular young female athlete because she spoke out against a pedophile after you bribed her to stay silent about the assault(s).
This Larry Nassar story should be a bigger scandal than Jerry Sandusky. He did this so long to so many girls as Michigan State and people in charge were told and they ignored it. All these people need to be held accountable.
What bothers me though is... why did so many parents choose not to believe their daughters? Even if this scum-bag told them the girls were only freaking out about a routine medical procedure, wouldn't the safe thing be to have her see another doctor, at a minimum?
Not a lawyer - I was under the impression that people couldn't use NDAs etc.. in the event of criminal activity?