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USAG in mediations with Nassar survivors

Posted: 8:44 AM, May 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-23 17:56:06Z
USA Gymnastics CEO testifying Wednesday
USA Gymnastics CEO testifying Wednesday

Another organization being sued over sexual abuse by Larry Nassar is in mediation talks with survivors.

USA Gymnastics CEO Kerry Perry is set to testify before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

It will be her first public comments since she took the position in December. Perry's opening statement to the subcommittee was released today. She apologizes to the victims of Larry Nassar.

Perry also confirms USA Gymnastics is in mediation talks with women and girls who have sued the organization, but didn't specify how many athletes were involved.

Hundreds of women have accused Nassar, who was the team doctor of USA Gymnastics, of abusing them under the guise of medical treatment. That includes Olympic champions like: Aly Raisman, Mckayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber.

Nassar is currently serving a 60-year federal sentence on child porn charges. He was also convicted of ten counts of sexual assault, and faces a minimum of forty years after that federal sentence is over.

Just last week, MSU settled its lawsuits with women who were abused by Nassar for 500-million-dollars. Wednesday's hearing in DC gets started at 10am.

The acting CEO of the US Olympic committee is also set to testify.