USA Gymnastics statement regarding the MSU settlement
posted on 05/16/2018

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USA Gymnastics is very encouraged by the settlement in principle recently made by Michigan State University and the attorneys for the Larry Nassar survivors. We remain committed to continuing our mediation efforts to reach resolution as well.

We are focused every day on creating a highly empowered culture that prioritizes athlete safety in a positive environment – one that encourages and supports our athletes, including speaking up about difficult topics. The Athlete Assistance Fund created by the National Gymnastics Foundation further supports our commitment to our athletes and their well-being. The Athlete Assistance Fund provides financial resources for counseling and related services for any current or former gymnast who was a member of USA Gymnastics and suffered sexual abuse within the sport of gymnastics. Eligible athletes may apply for assistance by visiting phpAAFund.org.

In partnership with the gymnastics community, USA Gymnastics remains dedicated to creating a culture of empowerment for the young men and women who are pursuing their gymnastics dreams today while honoring those who have gone before them. We are focused on doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again by making bold decisions and holding ourselves to the highest standards. We look to these incredibly brave survivors to help in making USA Gymnastics stronger, safer and more empowered.