Larry Nassar: USA Gymnastics’ executive leadership resigns over abuse scandal

Olympic champion Aly Raisman was one of those who addressed the court at Nassar’s sentencing hearing

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics’ board of directors has resigned.

It comes in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar, who has admitted assaulting gymnasts.

Chairman Paul Parilla, vice-chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley all stepped down on Sunday.

“We support their decisions to resign,” said USA Gymnastics president and chief executive Kerry Perry.

“We believe this step will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change within our organisation.”

Perry said an interim chairperson will be named before a permanent choice is identified.

More than 140 women, including four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles, accused Nasser of abuse.

The 54-year-old was jailed for 60 years for possessing child sex abuse images.

What has USA Gymnastics been accused of?

Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas – members of the ‘Fierce Five’ that won team gold in London 2012 – have suggested that USA Gymnastics was to blame for turning a blind eye to Nassar’s actions.

Maroney, 22, sued the organisation