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Jordyn Wieber suggests Marta Karolyi knew about Nassar assault

Olympics Day 4 - Gymnastics - Artistic
Jordyn Wieber
Asher Fair

Gold-medal winning gymnast Jordyn Wieber, who was a member of the United States Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, recently suggested that Marta Karolyi may have known that team doctor Larry Nassar was sexually assaulting gymnasts under the guise of medical treatment.

Marta Karolyi and her husband Bela were the coaches of the United States Women's Gymnastics team in the 2012 Summer Olympics, and they also owned the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas.

The ranch, which was officially named the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at Karolyi Ranch, served as the training center for the United States women's national gymnastics team, just as its name would imply.

Here is what Wieber had to say about the matter, according to Daily Mail.

"Marta was the national team coordinator but the way I saw it, she sort of had control over anything and everything that went on at the ranch. She knew what was going on every second in the gym. She knew how many routines that we did. She knew what we were eating. She knew our treatments. So it was just, when you go there, you know that Martha is watching. Everything you're doing, she's watching."

This is not the first time the concept of Marta and/or Bela Karolyi being aware of Nassar sexually assaulting gymnasts has been brought up. Former United States women's national gymnastics team gymnast Jeanette Antolin also made the following remarks a few months ago, according to Daily Mail.

"In my opinion, they had to know. They've known about -- I know that they've -- knew about sexual abuse dating back from the '70s. Not just from Larry Nassar, but other coaches that they 100 percent knew that children were being sexually abused."

Since being arrested in December of 2016 after getting away with sexually assaulting hundreds of people over the course of roughly two decades, Nassar has been sentenced to a total of between 140 and 360 years in federal and state prison.

The 54-year-old disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University physician is currently serving his 60-year federal prison sentence in United States Penitentiary Tucson, which is a maximum-security prison in Tucson, Arizona. He was given this 60-year sentence as a result of three counts of child pornography this past December.

In January in an Ingham County, Michigan courtroom, Nassar was sentenced to between 40 and 175 years in state prison on seven counts of sexual assault. It was this sentencing hearing during which Wieber read her impact statement along with more than 150 ot

In February in an Eaton County, Michigan courtroom, Nassar was sentenced to an additional 40 and 125 years in state prison on three more counts of sexual assault.


Edited by Asher Fair

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