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  • Headline - USA Gymnastics, abuse survivors agree on proposed $400 million plus settlement

    https://www.dailynews.com/2021/10/21...us-settlement/

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    • Headline - Nassar survivors overwhelmingly vote to accept settlement from USA Gymnastics

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...rs/8854581002/

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      • Had an opportunity for a long chat with my 88 Olympic gymnast niece on Thanksgiving. She was retiring from elite competition just as Nasser was coming on stream. She never had any contact with him but remains active in gymnastics as an instructor/ commentator and was aware of his growing controversial reputation. She says she was never subjected to sexual abuse but public fat-shaming was common and she can understand how young, dedicated girls, whose diet/exercise/lifestyle has been dictated/monitored since pre-puberty, would innocently submit to "innovative" treatment as essential to their career.
        She has two teenagers now, says she could still do the beam if her boobs were not so big.

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        • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
          Had an opportunity for a long chat with my 88 Olympic gymnast niece on Thanksgiving. She was retiring from elite competition just as Nasser was coming on stream. She never had any contact with him but remains active in gymnastics as an instructor/ commentator and was aware of his growing controversial reputation. She says she was never subjected to sexual abuse but public fat-shaming was common and she can understand how young, dedicated girls, whose diet/exercise/lifestyle has been dictated/monitored since pre-puberty, would innocently submit to "innovative" treatment as essential to their career.
          She has two teenagers now, says she could still do the beam if her boobs were not so big.
          Is your niece Kelly Garrison-Steves-Funderburk, lonewold?

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          • Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

            Is your niece Kelly Garrison-Steves-Funderburk, lonewolf?
            Yep, Kelly is 50ish now (I think) still 5-0, 105, and feisty as all git-out. Kelly has dark skin and hair. Her husband is 6-1, 190, of blond Teutonic ancestry. (A Calloway rep, by the way) Naturally, their 15-year-old son is short, dark. Their 14-year-old daughter is a willowy blond, already too tall ideally for gymnastics but a beautiful, talented dancer/ballerina.

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            • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
              Yep, Kelly is 50ish now (I think) still 5-0, 105, and feisty as all git-out. Kelly has dark skin and hair. Her husband is 6-1, 190, of blond Teutonic ancestry. (A Calloway rep, by the way) Naturally, their 15-year-old son is short, dark. Their 14-year-old daughter is a willowy blond, already too tall ideally for gymnastics but a beautiful, talented dancer/ballerina.
              She's 54 - born 5 July 1967

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              • Gymnasts abused by former United States national team doctor Larry Nassar reached a settlement Monday that will require the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and their insurers to pay them $380 million.

                The settlement, announced in an Indianapolis bankruptcy court, also requires USA Gymnastics to provide a seat on its board for a gymnast who had been abused by Nassar.



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