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Gymnast Lawsuit: 'Destroyed Medical Records' Effort To Conceal Crimes By Nassar

Those being sued have denied cover-up allegations.

April 18, 2018 - 12:29 am
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EAST LANSING (WWJ) - Olympic gold medal gymnast Jordyn Wieber is suing Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics following her sexual abuse by Larry Nassar. 

The Michigan-native's lawsuit alleges that USA Gymnastics "made a corporate decision to purge or otherwise destroy all medical records of victims of Nassar, including those medical records of Jordyn Wieber, in order to further conceal the sexual abuse of Nassar." 

"The lack of accountablity from USA Gymnastics, USOC, and Michigan State have caused me and many other girls to feel shameful, confused and disappointed," she said during Nassar's sentencing in January. 

"I thought training for the Olympics would be the hardest thing I would ever have to do, but in fact, the hardest thing I've had to do is process that I'm a victim of Larry Nassar."

Wieber is one of over 260 people suing MSU and USAG. MSU has continued to draw scorn in their dealings with Nassar's victims - with Kaylee Lorincz saying last week that interim President John Engler offered her a $250,000 settlement without her lawyers present.  

More than 250 women and young girls say Nassar sexually assaulted them under the guise of treatment. He's now in prison.

Those being sued have denied cover-up allegations.