Rachel denholland, the first gymnast to publicly accuse Nasar of sexual assault, said on social media that she was very disappointed by the settlement agreement of the American Gymnastics Association.
It is worth noting that the settlement agreement of the American Gymnastics Association does not mention any reform plan that we have publicly requested for so many years. What is the value of a little girl, compared to the trauma she has suffered? wrote Dan Holland
John Manley, a lawyer for the victims of the sexual assault, was also unhappy with the settlement, accusing the request of a lack of key, structural plans to ensure the safety of future gymnasts. In addition, the agreement ignored the victims request for disclosure of documents related to Nasars sexual assault.
It is worth mentioning that in May 2018, Nasars University, Michigan State University, announced a total of $500 million in compensation to victims of sexual assault. By comparison, the 215 million compensation of the American Gymnastics Association is less than half of the former.
I have many of these clients, many of whom have been sexually assaulted hundreds of times and need lifelong treatment, Manley stressed. This compensation is not enough to cover the cost of treatment, let alone the psychological trauma. Its just another punch in the stomach.
Nasar, a former US gymnastics team and Michigan State University gymnastics team doctor, is one of the most serious scandals in the history of American sports. More than 300 women, including several US Olympic gymnastics champions, have been accused of sexual assault covered by Nasars healing. Despite the fact that Nasar is now defunct, the adverse effects of the case can never be eliminated. The victims argued that the PMA did not effectively protect athletes and even questioned the involvement of the American Gymnastics Association in covering up the scandal.
As a result, the management of the American Gymnastics Association has been in constant turmoil, and several senior managers have resigned. In November 2018, the U.S. Olympic Committee also launched the procedure of revoking the status of the American Gymnastics Association as the national gymnastics project management and organizer; in December of the same year, the American Gymnastics Association applied to the court for bankruptcy protection due to a series of huge lawsuits.
Today, the American Gymnastics Association is preparing to pay $215 million in compensation to the victims by launching a bankruptcy plan, and the victims can accept the settlement proposal as a group or choose to continue the litigation. Source: Netease sports Author: Ben Bo Er Ba editor in charge: Liu Jie, ns6529
Today, the American Gymnastics Association is preparing to pay $215 million in compensation to the victims by launching a bankruptcy plan, and the victims can accept the settlement proposal as a group or choose to continue the litigation.