USA Gymnastics Files for Bankruptcy
Despite the bankruptcy filing, U.S.A. gymnastics insists that it is not going through a liquidation process. Credit: Associated Press
Despite the bankruptcy filing, U.S.A. gymnastics insists that it is not going through a liquidation process. In a move meant to stabilize an organization still reeling, and barely standing, in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, U.S.A. Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy on November 28, 2018 in Indianapolis.
More than 300 plaintiffs, including Olympic gymnasts, have sued U.S.A. Gymnastics for failing to protect them from Nassar, the former national team doctor, and the mediation process with some of Nassar’s victims was “not moving at any pace,” Carson said. She said she believed the bankruptcy, which was filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the southern district of Indiana, will hasten claim payments to all the plaintiffs.