3 members of USA Gymnastics board resign in wake of Nassar scandal

Larry Nassar.
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Three members of the USA Gymnastics board resigned Monday in the wake of the scandal surrounding former team doctor Larry Nassar, who is accused of sexually abusing more than 130 of his patients over three decades. Board of directors chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder, and treasurer Bitsy Kelley all resigned, a decision that president and CEO Kerry Perry said is a step that "will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change within our organization."

Nassar's misconduct has cast an unflattering light on gymnastics' governing body, with former Olympians speaking out against USA Gymnastics' handling of Nassar's abuse. "Nobody was protecting us from being taken advantage of," said Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber during her victim impact statement at Nassar's sentencing Friday.

An investigator said last summer that USA Gymnastics needs a "complete culture change" to protect athletes.

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