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UCLA to Honor Four Gymnasts Who Accused Nassar of Sexual Abuse

UCLA to Honor Four Gymnasts Who Accused Nassar of Sexual Abuse
U.S. National Team member and 2010 National Champion on floor exercise Mattie Larson. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 04 February 2018 05:28 PM

Four female gymnasts affiliated with the UCLA program who have accused Larry Nassar of sexual abuse will be honored Sunday by the university, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Olympic medalists Jordyn Wieber and Jamie Dantzscher and U.S. national team competitors Jeanette Antolin and Mattie Larson will be honored following UCLA’s meet against the University of Oklahoma.

"These are two of the best teams in the country, uniting to show support and to show that we can be stronger together," said Liza David, a UCLA Athletics spokeswoman. "We have so many athletes who were affected."

Nassar in late January was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting gymnasts and other young women and girls, including Olympians, while he was the sports doctor for USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University and a private gymnastics club.

More than 150 women faced Nassar during his trial in Michigan, including the four women being honored by UCLA. Larson said Nassar started abusing her when she was just 14.

"Larry, you were the only one I trusted,'' she said. "In the end, you turned out to be the scariest monster of all."

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Four female gymnasts affiliated with the UCLA program who have accused Larry Nassar of sexual abuse will be honored Sunday by the university, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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