USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee have agreed to pay a $380 million settlement to hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar. A federal judge approved the settlement Monday.
An attorney for several of the victims said, "We prevailed for one simple reason, the courage of tenacity of the survivors."
"These brave women relived their abuse publicly, in countless media interviews, so that not one more child will be forced to suffer physical, emotional, or sexual abuse in pursuit of their dreams," John C. Manly said.
USA Gymnastics will now also be required to have at least one abuse survivor on its board of directors, among other provisions in the settlement.
Top athletes including Simone Biles and Aly Raisman have come forward with their stories of sexual abuse at the hands of Nassar. Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in the high-profile case in 2018.
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