Numerous people have been fired or forced out of jobs in the wake of the scandal involving once-renowned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to decades in prison for molesting some of the sport’s top athletes and others. The latest was Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, who resigned hours after Nassar’s sentencing on Wednesday. She acknowledged being “the focus of this anger” but has denied any cover-up by the university, which employed Nassar. He also worked for USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body.
As outside investigations continue, more people could lose jobs at the university and elsewhere. Here’s a look at some of the individuals or organizations that have been ousted, opted to quit, taken leaves or had ties cut:
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
— Lou Anna Simon: The president faced growing pressure to resign from students, lawmakers and some members of the university’s governing board. The school and several current or former employees are being sued by dozens of women.
— Kathie Klages: The former gymnastics coach resigned last year after she was suspended for defending Nassar over the years. Klages is accused of downplaying complaints made by two teens in 1997.
— Brooke Lemmen: The former school doctor resigned last year after learning the university was considering firing her because she didn’t disclose that USA Gymnastics was investigating Nassar.
— William Strampel: The former dean of MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, who has been named in lawsuits, announced in December that he was taking a leave of absence for medical reasons. University officials said then he would no longer be dean but remains a faculty member.
— Sue Carter: The faculty’s athletic representative resigned Wednesday, saying she “could no longer be part of an administration that was not in full grasp of the damage done to the girls and women and to the institution itself.” She was the representative to the NCAA and Big Ten since 2014, appointed by Simon.
— Three top board members resigned this month after calls from angry gymnasts who say the organization did nothing to protect them after they were abused by Nassar. Chairman Paul Parilla, vice chair Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley announced they were stepping down. The board positions are volunteer and unpaid.
— Steve Penny: The former president and CEO resigned under pressure last March and was replaced by Kerry Perry, who took over December.
TWISTARS GYMNASTICS CLUB
— John Geddert: The owner of the Michigan club was suspended by USA Gymnastics and announced his retirement. He was U.S. women’s coach at the 2012 Olympics. Nassar pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven people, three of whom were girls at Twistars, but more than 150 women and girls came forward at his sentencing hearing to describe molestations. Geddert said he had “zero knowledge” of Nassar’s crimes.
— USA Gymnastics said earlier this month that the ranch outside Huntsville, Texas, would no longer serve as the national training center where a number of gymnasts said Nassar abused them.