20 more women join federal lawsuit against former MSU Dr. Larry Nassar

USA gymnastics CEO resigns amid Larry Nassar sexual assault case

LANSING, Mich. – Twenty more women have joined the federal lawsuit accusing former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University Dr. Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

The total number of women suing Nassar is now up to 78.

The president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny, has resigned in the midst of the scandal, officials announced Thursday. Penny has been under increasing pressure to step down as the accusations against Nassar mount.

Nassar was USA Gymnastic's longtime doctor and a former USA gymnast came forward last summer and said Nassar sexually abused her. That move opened the floodgates.

Nassar also worked for Michigan State for decades.

The 20 females athletes who filed suits Thursday run the gamut from a former MSU competitive cheerleader to a youth gymnast.

The story remains consistent. Nassar was allegedly digitally penetrating the women vaginally and anally, saying it was part of prescribed treatment.

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