Olympic medalist Wieber sues USA Gymnastics, Michigan State

Former Olympians Aly Raisman, left, and Jordyn Wieber sit in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the fourth day of sentencing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
Jordyn Wieber files lawsuit
Nassar fallout

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is the latest gymnast to sue Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee over former sports doctor Larry Nasssar's sexual abuse.

Wieber was on the "Fierce Five" team that won gold in 2012. She filed a lawsuit in California Tuesday alleging Michigan State and former USA Gymnastics leaders hid Nassar's conduct from the public and law enforcement. She says the abuse spanned between 2006 and 2012, her medical records were destroyed, and she and her teammates "were not protected."

More than 250 women and girls say Nassar sexually assaulting them under the guise of treatment. He's now in prison.

Accusers include three other members of the 2012 team — Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney.

Those being sued have denied cover-up allegations.

USA Gymnastics statement in response to Wieber's lawsuit filing

USA Gymnastics recognizes the courage displayed by Jordyn Wieber and others who have shared their experiences with abuse. We are very sorry that any athlete has been hurt by the horrific actions of Larry Nassar. USA Gymnastics first became aware of athlete concerns regarding Nassar in June 2015, which led USA Gymnastics to report Nassar to the FBI and dismiss him from further involvement with the organization. USA Gymnastics is committed to creating a culture that empowers and supports our athletes and focuses on our highest priority, which is the safety and well-being of our athletes. We hope everything we do going forward makes this very clear.

We need the member clubs, coaches, athletes, their parents, administrators and the entire gymnastics community to join with us to do everything possible in preventing abuse to honor all of our athletes, including the young men and women who are pursuing their gymnastics dreams today and those who have gone before.

USA Gymnastics will not comment on the complaint filed on behalf of Jordyn Wieber.