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Nassar's accusers call for an independent investigation

  Rachael Denhollander
Rachael Denhollander, left, hugs Larissa Boyce after Dr. Larry Nassar appeared in court for a hearing in Lansing, Michigan, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

Listen to the accusers of Larry Nassar live here on woodtv.com after his sentence.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was among those who attended the federal sentencing of Larry Nassar in Grand Rapids Thursday.

She is now joining the call for an independent investigation into the leadership of Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee to determine how the Nassar scandal happened and continued.

Some of the more than 140 women and girls who have accused Nassar of sexually assaulting her plan to speak after her sentencing on charges of child pornography.

The court previously ordered that the victim's impact statements not be read aloud during Nassar's sentence, but could be shared later.

Olympic gold medal McKayla Maroney published his statement shortly before the Nassar hearing.

>> PDF: full impact statement from Maroney victim

Former Michigan gymnast Rachael Denhollander who filed the first criminal complaint against Nassar, is expected to speak after his sentence. The lawyers say that the gymnast of the national team of EE. UU Jeanett Antolin and former MSU softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez will also speak about Nassar, along with other accusers who have never done it publicly.

Nassar previously pleaded guilty to ten counts of criminal sexual conduct involving girls and women in Eaton and Ingham counties of Michigan. He is expected to be sentenced in that case in January.

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