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USA Gymnastics' board of directors executive leadership chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley tendered their resignations, effective Sunday, according to a statement released Monday by USA Gymnastics.

Olympic gold medalist and Needham, Massachusetts-native Aly Raisman was among the dozens of athletes who gave powerful impact statements Friday in a MI courtroom ahead of the sentencing of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar.

On Twitter, USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry wrote of the resignations "We support their decisions to resign at this time".

"I know, and Nassar knows, that in federal prison he will be fed, he will clothed and he'll be provided actual medical treatment", Miller said.

Three key members of the board that oversees USA Gymnastics have resigned.

Michigan State's gymnastics coach - who is accused of downplaying complaints made by two teens in 1997 - and another university sports doctor quit under pressure a year ago.

"All these fearless women have power, and we will use our voices to make sure you get what you deserve - a life of suffering spent replaying the words delivered by this powerful army of survivors", Raisman said at Friday's hearing.




"Are you listening, MSU?".

"Whether we were abused one time or 100 times, it's never OK". He is facing 40 years in prison as a part of that plea agreement in addition to the 60 years he was already sentenced for child pornography.

Nassar has admitted molesting athletes during treatment when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. More than 130 women have filed civil lawsuits against him alleging abuse.

The statement did not directly address Nassar, who has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting at least 10 female gymnasts. USA Gymnastics needs to focus on supporting the fearless survivors.

USA Gymnastics launched an independent review of its policies in the wake of the allegations against Nassar and reporting by the Indianapolis Star that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches and staff at some of its more than 3,500 clubs across the country.

Preston, a therapy dog, provides comfort as victims confront admitted sexual abuser Larry Nassar during his sentencing hearing at Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Mich. on January 19, 2018.

After testimony from Nassar's victims became national news last week, heads have begun to roll at USA Gymnastics. "My overall message was, and remains, that I have tremendous admiration for the courage the survivors have shown, and that Larry Nassar has permanently damaged the lives of so many people and deserves all the punishment that he receives".

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