Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber filed a lawsuit against Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastic and Michigan State University accusing him of “sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, sexual battery, gender violence,” and eight other counts.
According to the bombshell court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com that Wieber, 22, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Naasar took advantage of his position of trust and confidence, to serially molest, sexually harass and abuse,” her and “many of her Olympic teammates and hundreds of other minors and young adults.
Wieber claimed her abuse occurred from 2006 to 2012 on the MSU campus, and at USA Gymnastic events in the United States and around the world.
“The organizations that were responsible for caring for the plaintiff, and the individuals within those organizations who the plaintiff trusted to keep her safe, knew or should have known that he was molesting athletes but turned a blind eye to these warnings in order to maintain the status quo and in utter dereliction of their legal, moral, and ethical duties to protect the plaintiff,” the documents obtained by Radar stated.
Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison by Judge Rosemary Aquilina in January after over 100 women gave their harrowing accounts of the abuse the suffered at his hands.
Wieber’s lawsuit claimed that the United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and MSU allowed Nassar "to remain in a position of influence and his unsupervised or negligently supervised conduct with minor participants and members made the molestation and abuse of minor participants possible."
She detailed the suffering she endured from his assaults.
“To this day, Jordyn Wieber, who is still a young adult, continues to grapple with the psychological and emotional fallout from her abuse at the hands of Nassar,” her court documents, obtained by Radar, stated.
Wieber released a statement through the law firm Manly Stewart and Finaldi, Jordyn said, "My teammates and I were subjected Larry Nassar every single month at the national team training center in Texas. He was the only male allowed to be present in the athlete dorm rooms to do whatever he wanted. He was allowed to treat us in hotel rooms alone and without any supervision. Nobody was protecting us from being taken advantage of. Nobody was even concerned whether or not we were being sexually abused. I was not protected. My teammates were not protected."
She continued: "My parents trusted USA Gymnastics and Larry Nassar to take care of me and we were betrayed by both. And now, the lack of accountability from USAG and Michigan State, have caused me and many other girls to remain shameful, confused, and disappointed."
Her fellow Fierce Five teammates Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney all accused Nassar of abusing them.
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