INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2016 – Below is USA Gymnastics’ official statement regarding theIndianapolis Star story published on Dr. Larry Nassar today. This statement is updated from what was sent originally to the Star last week on Sept. 8. USA Gymnastics learned of the pending lawsuit today via media sources.
USA Gymnastics statement
Immediately after learning of athlete concerns about Dr. Nassar in the summer of 2015, Steve Penny, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, notified law enforcement. We also relieved Dr. Nassar of his duties, and he ceased to be affiliated with USA Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics has cooperated fully with the law enforcement agency since we first notified them of the matter, including – at their request – refraining from making further statements or taking any other action that might interfere with the agency’s investigation. We are grateful to the athletes for coming forward to share their concerns when they did.