Dr. Anthony Nasser is in prison, being held without bail. He is accused of sexually abusing scores of young gymnasts, some as young as nine while serving as the doctor for the USA Women’s Gymnastics team. He was fired from the USA Gymnastics September of 2015 when the allegations came to light, after having volunteered for the past 29 years.
Nasser was a highly regarded specialist in the world of gymnastics. According to his victims, he was often alone with them, which is against the USA Gymnastics rules. Where were the adults? Where was the supervision for these girls? Nasser is not the only one who should face the consequences of his behavior. Given the number of young girls and young women that were allegedly victimized there are a lot of people with a lot of questions that need to be answered. It wouldn’t be the first time that people closed their eyes to sexual abuse for money, success, and power in sports.