In February, USAG proposed a $217 million settlement, which might award Nassar’s victims one in every of 4 completely different sums based mostly on the placement of their assaults:
- $1,250,757 for gymnasts abused on the Olympics, Worlds, nationwide staff coaching camps, or different nationwide staff occasions.
- $508,670 for non-elite gymnasts abused at USAG-sanctioned occasions.
- $174,401 for gymnasts abused at non-USAG areas.
- $82,550 for people with “spinoff claims.”
The settlement would additionally launch Penny, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and former nationwide staff administrators Bela and Martha Karolyi from all claims filed towards them.
John Manly, an legal professional representing dozens of Nassar’s accusers, expressed outrage over the steered settlement. “What [USAG] is saying [is] if we place a recognized pedophile in that gymnasium and that particular person rapes your baby, then your baby is value $82,000,” he said.
“That is essentially the most disgusting, reprehensible, vile view of kids I can think about,” he added. “Steve Penny was so unhealthy USA Gymnastics banned him for all times, the Karolyis, each one in every of them, they usually pay nothing. They haven’t any penalties. What message does that ship to the subsequent Steve Penny?”