Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman on Friday referred to as at the U.S. Olympic Committee to first whole a complete impartial investigation into USA Gymnastics ahead of the game’s governing frame elects new leaders.
Raisman tweeted her remark to the USOC in accordance with their letter to USAG on Thursday, by which they referred to as for all of the board of administrators to resign or else the game’s governing frame would lose their certification.
On Friday, USAG mentioned it will comply with the USOC’s request to have all individuals of the board’s ultimate 18 individuals renounce. USAG chairman Paul Parilla, vp Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley resigned Monday.
In the Thursday letter, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun gave the USAG a listing of steps it should take to reform the group, together with electing an intervening time board by way of the tip of subsequent month and cooperating in an impartial investigation.
Raisman, then again, believes that the investigation must be finished ― and the entire individuals who enabled Larry Nassar’s abuse ousted ― ahead of new individuals are elected to the board.
“I feel very strongly that unless and until an independent investigation is competed, we cannot be sure (1) we know the full extent of the problem, (2) that all the people who contributed to the problem have been removed and replaced, and (3) that the changes will effectively address the problem,” Raisman mentioned within the remark.
The gymnast insisted that Nassar had extra sufferers who haven’t but spoken out and mentioned that it used to be important to discover any USAG body of workers or board individuals who can have “fostered” Nassar’s movements.
“What possible reason could there be for not making it a priority to know these things,” Raisman requested. “If we don’t investigate, it’s possible an individual who enabled Nassar could be appointed to the board OR the board could have the difficult task of overseeing staff that enabled Nassar.”
Raisman introduced the USOC her personal set of necessities, asking Blackmun to make sure the investigation operates “with complete independence” and asking for that the investigation’s findings be made public on the identical time it’s brought to the USOC and USAG.
Raisman, who used to be one in all greater than 100 ladies who have been molested by way of Nassar, has develop into one of the vital vocal proponents to call for public duty from the people and organizations who enabled Nassar’s rampant abuse.
During an interview with the “Today” show on Thursday, Raisman criticized USAG and the USOC for prioritizing successful over athletes’ protection.
Nassar “did not have a medical license in Texas, which is where we went to the ranch and trained,” Raisman mentioned at the display. “It’s a national team training center and the Olympic training center … so what does that say about USA Gymnastics and United States Olympic Committee? Whether they knew or didn’t know, that’s a big problem and we need to investigate how this happened.”
“For so long they put medals, reputation and money over the safety of athletes,” Raisman added. “Even now, you spot the United States Olympic Committee ― they only spoke out Monday for the primary time. They simply released a statement for the primary time. They were quiet this complete time.”