18 female athletes have recently sued a sports doctor who specialized in treating Olympic athletes, claiming they were sexually abused by him from a young age. The claims span two decades.
According to several news outlets, including Reuters, Larry Nassar, a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and ex-employee of Michigan State University, has been detained since December 2016 and is under investigation over numerous allegations of serious misconduct and abuse.
These incidents apparently took place over the last twenty years and involved athletes aged 9 to 29 participating in a wide range of sports, including gymnastics, basketball, soccer, and swimming.
According to the lawsuit, Nassar is said to have perpetrated most of the abuse while performing “adjustments” on the athletes’ extremities while treating their hip, leg, back, and ankle injuries.