Boyce said she was uncomfortable with his treatments, which include vaginal penetration, and she and a teammate getting the same treatments went to Klages with their concerns."This could have stopped in 1997," Boyce said. "But instead of notifying authorities or even my parents, we were interrogated. We were led to believe we were misunderstanding a medical technique.Unlike many Nassar victims who did not talk to others about his treatments, "I told somebody," Boyce said. "I told an adult. I told Michigan State University. Instead of being protected, I was humiliated and told that I was the problem."Boyce said she didn't realize that Nassar and Klages were close friends. "If I had known, I would have never gone to her," Boyce told Nassar. "She choose you over me."In fact, Boyce said, Klages told Nassar about Boyce's concerns, and at Boyce's next appointment with Nassar, "pulled up a stool and said, 'so, I talked to Kathie ...""I had to listen to you explain away your abuse," Boyce told Nassar in the courtroom. "I apologized to you. I apologized for the misunderstanding and said it was all my fault.[...]Klages could not be reached for comment. She retired from the university in February 2017, a day after she was suspended by MSU for defending Nassar to her team even after he was fired in September 2016. That included asking her team to sign a sympathy card for him, according to Lindsey Lemke, a MSU gymnast who is among the lawsuit plaintiffs.
but we are living in interesting times where there's a ton of horrible news stories every single day all competing for attention.
Haven't seen much out here. I'm not arguing it hasn't been covered, but I remember the Sandusky story being all over the place. Also probably has something to do with the fact that it was FOOTBALL HELL YEAH FOOTBALL!!!!! versus gymnastics. Still, it's amazing how this literally went to the top of the sport and affected just about every big name athlete in addition to the countless students at MSU. Like, the entire goddamn Olympic team was molested at the Olympics by this guy, and people knew about it. The extent of this scandal is unlike anything I've ever seen in sports.https://thinkprogress.org/larry-nassar-enablers-c46b8ceb5200/
to be honest, I think part of the reason it's not getting the interest it deserves is because everyone kinda assumed that there was some shitty abuse going on in gymnastics anyways, and we already knew that much of the culture around gymnastics was highly abusive and exploitative of these kids, even if we didn't know there was sexual abuse involved as well.
I think the fact that it was football and the victims were boys has everything to do with it #patriarchy
Quote from: teeming brown mass on January 19, 2018, 06:40:06 PMto be honest, I think part of the reason it's not getting the interest it deserves is because everyone kinda assumed that there was some shitty abuse going on in gymnastics anyways, and we already knew that much of the culture around gymnastics was highly abusive and exploitative of these kids, even if we didn't know there was sexual abuse involved as well.Okay, but everyone assumes there's shitty abuse in college football with kids being chewed up and spit out and getting traumatic brain injuries with permanent damage for the chance to either pay for school or maybe get drafted and earn a lot of money in the NFL. The culture around youth football is also exploitative. I mean, one sport is overwhelmingly more popular and widespread, and I think that explains most of it, but I guess I'm still shocked at how horrible this whole story is. Like, this motherfucker has abused just about everyone, from the local teenagers who trained in Michigan to college students to national and world champions to the most recognizable faces of the sport who were on fucking cereal boxes with their Olympic gold medals. It's incredible.
The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts for years under the guise of medical treatment was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison by a judge who proudly told him, "I just signed your death warrant."The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which more than 150 of Larry Nassar's victims offered statements about the physician who was renowned for treating athletes at the sport's highest levels. Some confronted him face to face in the Michigan courtroom."It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again. You have done nothing to control those urges and anywhere you walk, destruction will occur to those most vulnerable," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said.Nassar's actions were "precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable," she said.
The judge praised the victims who appeared in her court, calling them "sister survivors." The women included Olympians Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber and McKayla Maroney.The judge also called for a broader investigation into how the abuse was allowed to go on for so long. She said justice "requires more" than what she can do.