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US Women’s Gym Team coach accused of harassment committed suicide on court day

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel confirmed that Geddert died Thursday afternoon. An indictment was prepared on Thursday morning, bringing 24 charges against Geddert. Geddert, who was in the team that prepared the gymnastics team for the 2012 Olympics, sexually abuse He was close to the team doctor Larry Nassar, who was convicted of his crime.

MORE THAN ONE GYMNASTIC CLAIMED ABUSE

Nassar received more than 300 years in prison for harassing more than 250 young women in 2018. The 63-year-old Geddert owned the training facility in Michigan where Nassar was working as a team doctor. Multiple gymnasts who testified in the 2018 trial against Nassar said that Geddert also abused them.

“IT IS FINISHED TRAGICALLY”

Geddert was expected to surrender to the police station on Thursday. After he did not come to the police station, the authorities went to his house and found Geddert’s lifeless body. Suicide “This story, tragic to everyone involved, has come to a tragic end,” said Attorney General Nessel for the coach.

US Women's Gymnastic Team coach accused of harassment committed suicide on court day

WHAT WAS THE ACCOUNTS DIRECTED?

Among the charges against Geddert was “verbal, physical and sexual abuse of more than one young woman”. Among the complainants were young people aged 13 and 16. The indictment also included 14 human trafficking allegations on the grounds that “athletes were forced to work in extreme conditions such that they would be injured or damaged”. The prosecution also accused Geddert of lying in the Nassar investigation in 2016.

US Women's Gymnastic Team coach accused of harassment committed suicide on court day

WHAT IS THE SCANDALS IN GYMNASTICS IN THE USA?

In January 2020, the U.S. Gymnastics Federation announced a $ 215 million compensation plan to athletes abused by Nassar. Federation President Li Li Leung said, “We are aware of how deeply we have broken the trust of our athletes and our community in us, and we are working hard to regain that trust.” However, many people, including Simone Biles, who won the most awards in the USA, think that the federation does not take responsibility for what happened.

“BU MİDE BULANDIRICI”

Bilas, 23, who is among the athletes abused by Nassar, demands an independent investigation. Speaking to CBS television last week, Biles said, “We’re bringing them medals. We’re doing our part. In return, can’t you do your part? It’s disgusting.”

(BBC)

US Women's Gym Team coach accused of harassment committed suicide on court day

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