Lindsey trained at Twistars. Was treated at Michigan State University.
She estimates that Nassar performed his “treatment” on her some 600 times …
“But I thought it was a legit medical treatment. … Who was I to question him?”
In September 2016, the MSU women’s gymnastics team was called into an urgent meeting. Lindsey was now 20 and had transferred to MSU on a full scholarship after spending a year at the University of North Carolina. Officials announced that there were allegations against Nassar. “They said we weren’t allowed to tell anybody,” says Lindsey.
I’m waiting on the next GymCastic podcast to get Jessica’s take on the most recent developments in the Nassar case. For the first time he admitted guilt: 3 counts related to child pornography. In return, the plea bargain says prosecutors won’t pursue federal charges alleging sexual abuse of four young women.
He’l be sentenced on Nov. 27 in federal court in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Board approved the new USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy – replacing the previous Participant Welfare Policy – which includes key updates to USA Gymnastics safe sport policies and procedures. Effective immediately, the policy outlines the scope of the organization’s commitment to promoting a safe environment, requirements and expectations placed on members, and incorporates the authority and jurisdiction of the U.S. Center for SafeSport. …
Additionally, USA Gymnastics is in the final stages of hiring a Director of Safe Sport. …
1. The location of an incident [of sexual abuse] is likely to be at a place where you are familiar.
2. Slumber parties: I wanted to address this separately because of it being a sensitive subject.
3. Please use appropriate anatomical terms for body parts.
4. “Safe touch” vs. “bad touch”: make sure kids know which is which.
Safe touches I usually teach are the ones that are in areas not covered by your bathing suit, like shoulders, head and feet. Safe touches are also those that make you feel calm and safe, like a hug from your mom.
5. “Stranger danger” is a fallacy.
6. Be aware of what kids are looking at on smartphones and tablets.