The complaint alleges MSU, USA Gymnastics and Twistars failed to enforce policies against sexual harassment and assault or lacked adequate policies. “This appears to be one of the largest sexual abuse scandals in the history of amateur athletics,” one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers, Stephen Drew, said in a statement Thursday. An MSU spokesman could not be reached for comment immediately Thursday. Earlier, Twistars issued the following statement: “We had zero knowledge of any of the allegations against Dr. Nassar, who was never an employee of Twistars. Our hearts go out to the women who have spoken up and, like everyone else, we are sickened to the core by their stories.” One plaintiff alleges she was treated by Nassar for lower back and tailbone pain in 2002 when she was a 14-year-old gymnast. She alleges Nassar digitally penetrated her vagina during appointments, including one attended by her mother. The girl’s “... mother was trying to see what (Nassar) was doing, but (Nassar) moved around to block her view,” the plaintiff’s lawyer wrote.
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