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USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy in order to support sexual abuse survivors
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USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy in order to support sexual abuse survivors


Olympic champion Aly Raisman was one of Nassar’s victims

USA Gymnastics has filed for bankruptcy so it can “expeditiously resolve” claims by athletes sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar

In January, Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in jail after nearly 160 women accused him of sexual abuse.

USA Gymnastics has filed a voluntary petition for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

“Our sport is safer and stronger thanks to the bravery of these women,” said chair Kathryn Carson.

“We owe it to the survivors to resolve, fully and finally, claims based on the horrific acts of the past and, through this process, seek to expedite resolution and help them move forward.”

In its statement,