Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman's mother erupted in Michigan state basketball coach Tom Izzo on Twitter for his comments about the sexual abuse of gymnasts by college employee Larry Nassar.
Answering questions from journalists about the case On Friday, Izzo said it had been a "difficult week for me" and he hoped that "the right person would be condemned."
Nassar, a former doctor of the Olympic team, pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assault charges in a high-profile case of sexual abuse where more than 100 women, including Raisman, have said he sexually abused them.
Lynn Raisman wrote on his social media account on Saturday, "Dear Tom Izzo, I'm sorry it was a difficult week for you." You heard, Larry Nassar also said it was difficult. the right person is doomed & I wonder if you are a full and complete MORON or just a LIAR when you claim to have heard the impact statements. "
Aly Raisman is one of several Olympic gold medal gymnasts, including Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles, who accused Nassar of abuse. Raisman delivered a powerful statement to Nassar in court on Friday as one of dozens of women who provided statements of impact to the victims.
Izzo also lent his support to Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon, who has been under pressure to resign. A Detroit News investigation found that at least 14 university officials were notified of the accusations against Nassar in the two decades prior to his arrest without action. According to the report, Simon was among those notified.
These are Izzo's answers to questions about the case after Friday's game against Indiana:
"It's been a very difficult week for me, as a parent, it's been a difficult week. I look at the survivors who spoke and, honestly, Nassar permanently harmed and changed the lives of so many of those people, I feel that it has changed the lives of all of us at Michigan State in some way, shape or form. difficult to understand, I hope the right person has been convicted.
"I must say, however, that I have the greatest – fundamental – faith and respect for the leadership of our president, also, in the state of Michigan. She is a woman who has dedicated more than 40 years, and I have been here with her, and I think I know what she represents. So I hope and pray that those survivors will continue to grow in their lives. I hope we do all we can to make sure this never happens again, not only in this institution, but in any institution that is honest with you. "
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