Olympic Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar, the Michigan doctor who has been accused of molesting and sexually assaulting dozens of women and girls has been divested of his medical license. After more than a year of accusations and cases from as many as eighty women and girls, the former Olympic gymnastics doctor has lost his license.
The words of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will continue to resonate in the minds of millions and millions of people across the world. “This guy is disgusting. This guy is despicable” Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told the court while filing new charges against the disgraced doctor.
Graphic details about how he abused the numerous women and underage girls have become a public knowledge by now. The 53-year-old Michigan resident was a faculty member at Michigan State University, a team physician for a local youth gymnastics club and the president of the Gymnastics Doctor Autism Foundation, which helps gymnastics clubs start programs for children with special needs.
Despite all the allegations and numerous women and girls coming forward and backing the accusations, he has remained defiant and said he committed no wrongs.
A few months ago, the USA Gymnastics in a statement said, “Dr. Nassar is no longer affiliated with USA Gymnastics. Upon learning of athlete concerns, USA Gymnastics immediately notified law enforcement…Since then, we have cooperated fully with the law enforcement agency, including refraining from making further statements or taking any other action that might interfere with the agency’s investigation. We are grateful to the athletes for coming forward to share their concerns.”
The disgraced doctor, a resident of Holt, Michigan, was taken into custody on three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person younger than 13 late last year. This case can keep him behind high prison wall for his entire life. If he is ever to get his medical license back, he will have to spend more than a hundred thousand dollars. But this is something that looks something completely improbable at the moment.
Reports suggest that Schuette filed as many as 22 counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree linked to nine victims; two were under age 13 when they were allegedly abused. Nassar’s attorneys declined to comment on the new charges. He said, “Dr. Nassar preyed on these young girls, just little girls…Dr. Nassar used his status and authority to engage in horrid sexual assaults under the guise of medical procedures.” In graphic detail, the court documents outline how Nassar, without gloves or permission, allegedly penetrated the girls with his fingers at his office and a local gym.