MSU Gymnastics Coach Kathie Klages Steps Down Amid Scandal

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Former MSU women's gymnastics coach Kathie Klages told the mother of a current gymnast in December that the child pornography the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it found on Larry Nassar's computers and hard drives may have been planted, an attorney confirmed Wednesday.

In the statement, Klages' attorney said the coach is "extremely distressed by the accusations" and is fully cooperating in all investigations.

"Klages explained that she [Klages] could file something, but that it would have serious consequences for Plaintiff and for Nassar".

On Tuesday, it was a new round of papers and a new girl who came to Klages and she allegedly said there was "no reason to bring up Nassar's conduct".

Nassar was a prominent doctor who worked with many athletes at MSU and for USA Gymnastics.

"Out of respect to the University and the gymnastics program in particular, Ms. Klages believes it is in everyone's best interests for her to retire from her current position at MSU".

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Nassar has pleaded not guilty and denied the assault allegations by female athletes in MI and elsewhere.

Bobryk's statement says that Klages is "deeply disturbed" by the allegations about Nassar.

Kathie Klages reportedly resigned one day after being suspended during the program's sexual assault scandal.

A message seeking comment about Hollis' letter wasn't immediately returned by Klages' attorney.

The women say that Nassar's treatments included digital penetration of their vagina and anus, and the treatments were performed without gloves or lubricant and without their consent and, in the case of minors, without the consent of their parents. Nassar faces state charges for sexually assaulting a patient, federal charges for child pornography, and was sacked by MSU in late 2016 after questions about his conduct. Three football players were suspended from team activities last week after a sexual assault complaint was filed against them.

Those interviews also confirm that at the conclusion of the meeting you shared with the team your highly emotional sense of shock regarding the allegations against Dr. Nassar. "While I acknowledge you provided student-athletes with information about reporting to the Office of Institutional Equity, your passionate defense of Dr. Nassar created an emotionally charged environment for the team", Hollis said. Bobryk added that Klages trusted Nassar to "competently and ethically" treat the gymnasts.

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