[ APPLAUSE ]>>>GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. WELCOME TO THE SHOW. I’M MEGYN KELLY. WE BEGIN WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN WHAT IS BEING DESCRIBED AS THE BIGGEST SEX ABUSE SCANDAL IN THE HISTORY OF OLYMPIC SPORTS. FORMER OLYMPIC TEAM DOCTOR LARRY NASSAR WILL SPEND HIS LIFE BEHIND BARS, AFTER HE PLED GUILTY TO MULTIPLE COUNTS OF CRIMINAL CONDUCT AND MULTIPLE CHARGES. NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME, BELA AND MARTHA KAROLYI, ARE BREAKING THEIR SILENCE ABOUT THE SCANDAL. SAVANNAH GUTHRIE VISITED THEM AT THEIR RANCH IN TEXAS WHERE MANY GYMNASTS SAY THEY WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED BY NASSAR. SAVANNAH IS HERE IN A MOMENT. FIRST, THIS.>>Reporter: WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN GYMNASTICS, ALY RAISMAN, SIMONE BILES, McKAYLA MARONEY AND THEY SAY THEY WERE VIOLATED HERE. HOW DOES THAT SIT WITH YOU?>>THAT’S AWFUL. BUT I WOULD SAY, EVEN IF THEY HAD BIG NAMES OR NO NAMES, ANY CHILD WHO WAS VIOLATED BY NASSAR, IT’S A CRIME. AND IT’S SO SAD.>>I’LL TELL YOU WHAT PEOPLE SAY NOW. HOW COULD THEY NOT HAVE KNOWN? THIS WAS HAPPENING WITH GYMNAST AFTER GYMNAST AFTER GYMNAST.>>YES. BUT IF YOU COULDN’T SUSPECT ANYTHI ANYTHING, I HEARD DURING THE TESTIMONIES THAT SOME OF THE PARENTS THAT WERE IN THE THERAPY ROOM WITH THEIR OWN CHILD AND LARRY NASSAR WAS PERFORMING THIS. AND THE PARENT COULDN’T SEE. HOW I COULD SEE?>>SAVANNAH, WELCOME.>>NICE TO BE HERE.>>LISTENING TO THAT, MY FIRST INSTINCT IS, THAT’S NOT GOING TO GO OVER WELL WITH THE PARENTS. SHE HAD — THEY HAD CHARGE OF THESE GYMNASTS AND WERE ENTRUSTED WITH THEIR CARE. AND YOU CAN’T JUST LOOK AT THE PARENTS AND SAY, YOU DIDN’T KNOW, EITHER.>>THERE’S A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS. LARRY NASSAR, TRIED, CONVICTED, SENTENCED AND SPENDING THE REST OF HIS LIFE AND THEN SOME IN JAIL. THE FIRST QUESTION, DID THEY KNOW? YOU HEARD THE KAROLYIS SAYING, NO, WE DIDN’T KNOW. THE NEXT QUESTION IS JUST AS IMPORTANT — SHOULD YOU HAVE KNOWN? WHY DIDN’T YOU KNOW? WHAT IS IT ABOUT THAT CULTURE INSIDE USA GYMNASTICS THAT COULD ALLOW A PERPETRATOR LIKE LARRY NASSAR FLOURISH FOR DECADES.>>THAT GETS TO THE HEART OF IT. AND THE KAROLYI RANCH WAS BIG.>>MARY LOU RETTON AND KERRI STRUG S.>>YOU WEPT DOWN TO THE RANCH, WHAT WAS IT LIKE?>>IT WAS DIFFERENT THAN NBC HAS BEEN TO THE RANCH IN THE PAST. THEY ARE LEGENDS. THE PERFECT TEN GYMNASTS AND THEY DEFECTED FROM ROMANIA AND CAME TO THE U.S. AND REPEATED THE MAGIC. THEY WERE CHAMPIONMAKERS. AND THE KAROLYI RANCH USED TO HAVE THE MYSTIQUE. THEY WERE SO EXCITED AND HONORED TO SET FOOT ON THE GROUND BECAUSE IT MEANT YOU WERE THE ELITE OF THE ELITE. NOW, IT’S A DIFFERENT PLACE. IT’S CLOSED. USA GYMNASTICS NO LONGER RUNS IT AS THE TRAINING CENTER. IT’S EMPTY. BELA AND MARTHA LIVE ON THE PROPERTY. THERE’S A RANCH, A BIG GYM, A NEW GYM AND AN OLD GYM, EMPTY. THE CABINS ARE EMPTY. THE CAFETERIA IS EMPTY. THEY ARE THERE AND TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF WHAT HAPPENED.>>AND THEIR ROLE, IF ANY, IN KNOWINGLY ALLOWING IT AND HOW IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED SO LONG AT THEIR FACILITY. ONE OF THE YOUNG WOMEN ALLEGE G ING SHE WITH WAS ABUSED BY NASSAR IS TALKING ABOUT HOW THE KAROLYI RANCH WAS IN THIS REMOTE AREA AND THERE WAS NO CELL PHONE SERVICE. THE YOUNG WOMEN HAVE ALLEGED A CULTURE IN TEAM USA GYMNASTICS OF ABUSE.>>AND THERE’S LAWSUITS PENDING AGAINST THE KAROLYIS, AGAINST USA GYMNASTICS AND MICHIGAN STATE. THERE’S A LOT THAT WE DON’T KNOW YET. I THINK WHAT OUR “DATELINE” HOUR ON SUNDAY REALLY DELVES INTO IS THE QUESTION OF THE CULTURE AND WHERE DOES THE RESPONSIBILITY LIE? LOOK, NOW, IT LOOKS SO NEF NEFARIOUS. LOOK AT IT FROM THE KAROLYIS IN THIS PERSPECTIVE. IT’S ON THIS RANCH BECAUSE THEY HAD THE SPACE. THESE WEREN’T GIRL SCOUTS GETTING LIBRARY BOOKS OR SOMETHING. THIS WAS THE OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE INTENSE. THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE KAROLYIS TALK ABOUT. BELIEVE IN IT OR NOT, THEIR THEORY OF THE CASE IS, YOU HAVE A LOT OF GYMNASTS WHO ARE EXCELLENT. MARTHA KAROLYI TOLD ME, THERE WERE TECHNICAL GREAT GYMNASTS THAT YOU NEVER HEARD OF BECAUSE WHEN IT CAME TO COMPETITION, THEY WOULD COLLAPSE BECAUSE THE PRESSURE IS SO INTENSE. THEIR THEORY IS, YOU COME TO THE KAROLYI RANCH AND WE’RE GOING TO MIMIC COMPETITION. THERE’S NOT A MOMENT WHEN WE’RE SLACKING AND LAUGHING AND HAVING FUN. FROM THE SECOND YOU ARE THERE, YOU ARE ON. EVERY DAY IS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL COMPETITION DAY. AND THEY THINK THAT IS THE SECRET TO PRODUCING CHAMPIONS WHO, WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR LONDON OR RIO, THEY WALK OUT AND IT’S LIKE ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE FOR THEM. THAT’S HOW THEY EXPLAIN THE INTENSITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT. THE YOUNG WOMEN –>>I THINK THERE’S A REASON I NEVER PURSUED ANYTHING LIKE THAT AND WOULDN’T WANT MY CHILDREN TO PURSUE THAT. IT’S TOO INTENSE. WE HAD ONE OF THE WOMEN ON THE SHOW TALKING ABOUT HOW SHE HURT HERSELF TO AVOID GOING. IT WAS SO OVERWHELMING. WHERE DOES IT STAND NOW? WE’VE HAD HUNDREDS OF WOMEN COME FORWARD AND POINT THE FINGER AT DR. NASSAR AS A SERIAL ABUSER THAT WENT ON OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. YOU SPOKE WITH ONE THAT HASN’T SAID MUCH, McKAYLA MARONEY.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE REMEMBER McKAYLA. SHE WON GOLD, WAS A VAULTER. YOU REMEMBER WHEN SHE HAD HER NOT IMPRESSED FACE BECAUSE SHE GOT SECOND FACE. THAT PHOTO WENT VIRAL. A LOT OF US KNOW McKAYLA. WE NEVER HEARD HER TELL HER STORY PUBLICLY LIKE THIS. IT IS A PAINFUL STORY. OTHER GYMNASTS THOUGHT THAT McKAYLA GOT IT THE WORST. AND TO HEAR HER TELL IT, IT’S HARD TO DISAGREE. SHE WENT THROUGH A LOT. AND I DON’T WANT TO GIVE TOO MUCH AWAY BUT I THINK THERE WERE MOMENTS WHERE SHE WAS CRYING OUT FOR HELP AND PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE HEARD. AND THEY DIDN’T.>>WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT. WATCH THIS.>>I THINK I WOULD HAVE STARVED AT THE OLYMPICS IF I DIDN’T HAVE HIM BRING ME FOOD.>>WHY? I WOULD THINK YOU HAD AS MUCH FOOD AS YOU NEEDED.>>YOUR COACHES ARE WATCHING YOU AND WANTING TO KEEP YOU SKINNY. THERE’S OTHER THINGS ABOUT THE CULTURE THAT ARE ALSO MESSED U . THAT HE USED AGAINST US.>>THERE’S A CULTURE OF NOT EATING VERY MUCH AND LIMITING YOUR CALORIES. BUT HE WOULD WHAT?>>BUY ME A LOAF OF BREAD.>>LITERALLY A LOAF OF BREAD.>>THERE’S A REASON HE DID THAT FOR HER.>>AND THIS GOES TO WHAT THE GYMNASTS SEE AS GROOMING BEHAVIOR. THIS IS WHAT IS SO COMPLEX AND HAS A LOT OF THEM CONFUSED TO THIS DAY. IN THIS INTENSE CULTURE WHEN THEY COULDN’T GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING. THEY WERE ON BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO BE CHOSEN FOR THIS OLYMPIC TEAM. HE IS DOING SOMETHING UNDER THE GUISE OF MEDICAL TREATMENT. MANY OF THE GIRLS DIDN’T REALIZE THAT IT WAS SEXUAL ABUSE. THEY’RE YOUNG GIRLS. McKAYLA WAS 13 WHEN SHE SAID THIS STARTED HAPPENING. UNDER THE GUISE OF MEDICAL TREATMENT. BUT HE ALSO, THEY SAY, WAS ONE OF THE KINDER ADULTS AROUND. AND IN SOME CASES, AS YOU JUST SAW, HE WOULD LITERALLY SNEAK THEM FOOD. IT’S ALL COMPLICATED. IF YOU TALK TO THE GYMNASTS AND ASK THEM, IT’S NOT THAT MARTHA KAROLYI IS STANDING OVER THEM SAYING DON’T YOU EAT. WE HAD A BUFFET. OF COURSE THEY CAN EAT. BUT IT WAS MUCH MORE — IT SOUNDS LIKE, ACCORDING TO THE GYMNASTS, MUCH MORE INSIDIOUS. THEY FELT LIKE THEY COULDN’T. THEY FELT LIKE THEY HAD TO LIVE UP TO STANDARDS. THEY FELT THEY HAD TO WATCH THE CALORIES AND STAY SKINNY.>>I WONDER IF THERE’S A GREATER LESSON IN THIS. WHAT HAPPENED WITH TEAM USA GYMNASTICS IS PROBLEMATIC. BUT YOU WORRY THAT A PREDATOR MIGHT FIND HIS WAY INTO YOUR CHILD’S LIFE. AND THE TRUTH IS, THEY TEND TO BE WILY AND CLEVER AND KIND. IT’S NOT SOME SCARY BOOGIE MAN WHO IS IDENTIFIABLE AS SOMEONE WHO IS GOING TO HURT YOUR CHILD AS A MONSTER. IT’S SOMEONE LIKE LARRY NASSAR WHO WILL GROOM AND ENGENDER TRUST.>>HE BECOMES THEIR ALLY. AND THEY FELT LIKE THEIR ONLY ALLY. McKAYLA TELLS A STORY THAT SHOCKED ME. WHEN SHE FIRST GOT TO 2012 — SHE MAKES THE OLYMPIC TEAM. IT’S A HUGE THING AND SHE GET THERE’S AND SHE SAID, I BROKE MY FOOT ON THE FIRST DAY. I COVERED THE 2012 OLYMPICS. I NEVER KNEW SHE HAD A BROKEN FOOT. SHE WAS VAULTING. AND SHE TALKED ABOUT HOW LARRY NASSAR COVERED THAT INJURY FOR HER SO SHE COULD STILL COMPETE. AND SHE WAS GRATEFUL. SHE FELT LIKE, OH, HE SAVED MY OLYMPIC DREAM. IF THEY KNEW I BROKE MY FOOT, THEY WOULD BE TAKING ME OFF THAT TEAM AND PUT AN ALTERNATE IN. THERE’S SO MUCH IN TERMS OF AFTERMATH AND TERMS OF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR USA GYMNASTICS AND THE FBI AND THE USOC. BUT THE DEVASTATING EMOTIONAL AFTERMATH, AND McKAYLA TALKS ABOUT IT, TRYING TO RECOGNIZE THESE TWO PEOPLE, SAYING YOU ARE A MONSTER.>>WHAT THAT DOES TO YOUR SENSE OF TRUST AND THE TRUST OF YOUR JUDGMENT AND THE RELATIONSHIPS AROUND YOU. THE EXTENT OF THE DEVASTATION THAT MAN CAUSED AND THOSE WHO ALLOWED OR ENABLED THEM, HAVE THEIR OWN RECKONING TO DEAL WITH. WE GOT A STATEMENT FROM TEAM USA GYMNASTICS THAT READS, WE ARE COMMITTED TO CREATING A CULTURE THAT EMPOWERS AND SUPPORTS OUR ATHLETES AND FOCUSING ON THE HIGHEST PRIORITY. WE HOPE EVERYTHING WE DO GOING FORWARD MAKES THIS VERY CLEAR. ALL RIGHT. IT’S SUNDAY NIGHT, 7:00, DON’T MISS IT. MISS IT.>>IT’S SO IMPORTANT THAT WE NOT

100 thoughts on “Bela And Martha Karolyi Break Their Silence About USA Gymnastics Scandals | Megyn Kelly TODAY”

  1. it's one thing to do intense training and mimic competition …it's another thing entirely to verbally and physically and sexually abuse your gymnasts. There are so many other olympic athletes that train intensely and they're not abused.

  2. Im confused…did they not have chaperones when each girl had a visit with the doctor. Its a common practice wiyh male practitioners to have a second party in the room while doing examinations

  3. It wasn’t JUST the Karolyis who were supposed to be supervising these girls at The Ranch. The girl’s personal coaches from home were there the the whole time as well.

  4. Notice though – not one survivor has accused the Karolyis? Communist Romania was horrific, and it takes one to know one for many types of abuse (as someone who's been there). I honestly think their brains were so busy with training these kids and ensuring the future of the sport they wouldn't know – I also think they're so ashamed that these kids were abused by someone they're hired. Lets not forget – they're also parents and have suffered unspeakable atrocities at the hands of communist thugs. I seriously doubt they would knowingly bring Lassar in if they knew what he was really like.

  5. That intense culture was unnatural. It is recommended to only work 8 hrs per day, 5 days per week, not more, for a healthy balanced life. Staying in work/competition mode all the time creates constant stress and you end up with a burnout! That is abuse! Did they have Saturdays and/or Sundays off?

  6. What's this about being starved? Dieting is common in pretty much every professional sport, especially those where weight is super important, and I thought they had these gymnasts eat enough to feel full but not stay lean. It's extremely counter-produtive to have them starve.

  7. This is difficult to understand but all scandals involve lies, silence, and fear — look at the Catholic Church, a breeding ground for pedophiles. That was dozens of men. This was one man, who groomed the gymnasts.

  8. Omg look at what happened at Penn State and Jerry Sandusky being allowed to flourish for decades. His children’s charity facilities were not only allowed to exist, they were praised for being an altruistic extension of his generosity. Instead, he created the place to attract his victims. And no one knew. They are masters of disguise and manipulation, grooming everyone in their vicinity, fooling them into believing a lie. The really successful ones don’t get caught easily, so don’t expect that the Karoly’s or anyone else for that matter “should have known”.

  9. If parents didn’t notice. Gymnasts didn’t say anything. Coaches can’t be expected to notice either. And the food situation is different. As they said they had access to food, the coaches weren’t depriving them of anything. If the gymnasts felt they had to do this to be an Olympian then I’m sorry but that’s something that is within themselves and something they have to deal with. Yes it is a very demanding sport but as an athlete you should have the knowledge that starvation is never going to get you the gold

  10. Burned them all right away !!! But first I’ll go in a room with each and one of them before I burned them all alive.

  11. Like so many before and will come AFTER the Karolyi's, they did it for the fame and money, bottom line. If they were the ones that broke the news about sexual abuse going on there ranch, that would have been the end of there fame and fortune. In the long run, these people burn and fall face down in the very mud under there feet.

  12. Unfortunately this is the norm in many sports especially gymnastics, competitive cheerleading, dance. Something like this happened at my cheerleading gym except it was a coach sexually abusing multiple of my teammates. No one knew but there were signs looking back. After our gym he moved onto two others. He is now in prison for life.

  13. Here's the thing. I don't have anything against them focusing intently on training or anything like that. I will have something against them being starved and not even taking water in. That's really the only thing I have against the karolyis. I'm also a full believer in being a wolf in sheep's clothing. I absolutely think Larry nassar had everyone fooled. Well except MSU and President Simon

  14. You people are fkd and if you believe anything these two dykes have to say you are as stupid as the people that think the show they represent is credible news…lol..if you saw any of the abused girls in court having their say you would of heard that this doctor put his fingers into these girls with mothers sitting 5ft away in the same room. …so shut the fk up you all know nothing and to blame these two coaches that they knew is incredible….these two broadcasters should be ashamed of themselves for trying to further their careers by taking advantage of this story and the abused girls and boys.

  15. All of these women were physically, emotionally, sexually, and verbally abused. these women were even bullied into eating disorders!! Its is disgusting.

  16. I worked karolyis in 1984 as a coach no one was ever allowed into the office not even to fill out hours Martha controls everything bela only follows no one could have removed the files without her knowledge ad yes the kids where trained to be cold and quiet and to speak only t bela and Martha not other coaches

  17. Not all the abuse happened at the ranch. Nassar also went into these girls' homes and molested them. Kyle Stephens whose molestation by Nasser began when she was six years old reached a point that she told her parents. The parents sat down with their daughter and the pedophile and he patiently explained his techniques convincing the parents that the girl was lying. When Kyle Stephens' dad found out his daughter had been right, and that he continued to let her molester come into their home to molest Kyle, he killed himself.

  18. So glad USA Gymnastics is being put down. It's a putrid organization that completely failed the gymnasts it was supposed to serve. The Karolis should be permanently banned from any participation with gymnastics.

  19. This people is the best!!!!!
    Bla..bla…bla gest bla..bla…bla!
    He was a good instructor for Nadia Comaneci (romanian campion )!
    Wat's the problemes with that people!?????

  20. бродский чёрт гамно _дерьмо елл трошина коли в мавзолеи на гробу та и убить в гробу

  21. горбачовых закопают мюлеров в германии квартира на строителей _11/22 СВОБОДНА ИШТИРЛИЦЕВЗАЙЦЕВ СОЖГУТ ТОЖЕ КВАРТИРЫ СВОБОДНЫ

  22. Wtf is this? you can't blame anyone else but Nassar for this. Typical american suing culture…
    Conditions in the ranch (though a worthy topic of discussion) are nothing to do with Nassar being a predator, it was Nassars choice.

  23. It’s sad that two people who changed USA gymnastics are being blamed for this. Paedophiles are sneaky. They are experts at hiding their crimes. They are experts at twisting your mind to make you believe this is normal. Please don’t blame the Károlyis.

  24. I agree the intensity is important. No point half asking the Olympics. Intense training does not equal abuse physically or emotionally.

  25. Nothing they say will be remotely considered on my behalf , as truthful. I have always had a horrible gut feeling about that man and I’ve yet to listen to this but that man put those children in a prison and Fing sports – olympics , all of this crap is so so important to these evil sociopaths that they can turn their head and Allow those athletes to be abused either physically or mentally and sexually and they should be ashamed of themselves! They should be held. Accountable! I have nothing for any of those selfish people with greedy desires and inappropriate desires and those f**** need to be dealt with.

  26. If only they would listen to little girls!!!! This should have ended many years ago!!! They also need to castrate the offenders. I'm sure it would happen a-lot less!!! Protect the child!!!

  27. This is all very true. I’m a victim of sexual assault. It was my moms now ex boyfriend. He lost his house so he moved in with us very quickly and he was the fun kind guy. He gained our trust and then made it seem like it was okay for him to do that. I was 10 at the time. I’m now 13 and we are still awaiting trial but he keeps making up excuses to push it back. First he fired his attorney a few days before the trail because the attorney didn’t believe him because his story is so crazy. So we had to wait again so that the new attorney could gather information and now it just keeps getting pushed back and I just want it to end so I can move forward with my life. So I can focus of school and gymnastics. I’m not looking to be an Olympic champion I would love to but I don’t live in an area with that high of a level gym. I would love to do college gymnastics for OU but again I can’t. I haven’t been to real school since 6th grade. I’m now in 8th grade. In 7th grade I was in and out of school so I just went to homeschooling for the year. 8th grade the same thing happened so now I’m homeschooled. This year it was all supposed to be over and I would go to 8th grade but now I’m terrified not to mention that last year there were multiple bomb and gun treats at our school and multiple counts of kids doing drugs. There was a fire at our high school for heavens sake this year because some kid intentionally put hand sanitizer all over the paper towel dispenser in the boys bathroom so it would catch fire and shoved a vape up the dispenser where it caught on fire. No one was hurt but this stuff scares me. It’s wrong that I’m terrified to go to school in fear that it could be my last day I just wish that we lived in a better place where we could go to school without having to worry about dying or getting kidnapped on the way home.

  28. When I heard Megan that Michaela did compete with a broken leg she lost me totally. It's medically impossible to walk, let alone doing gymnastics. Oh, yes gymnasts do compete with different injuries. But injuries are not all the same. The whole story is horrible. Elite gymnasts is a tough sport. But what that doctor did was so bad. Eating problems happen in many other sports, not only gymnastics. Figure skating is equally similar, or classical ballet. But sexual abuse is completely different beast.

  29. The woman does make a good point. If parents IN THE ROOM missed it then don't come and blame them afterwards.
    We do need to get away from this culture in gymnastics of 17/18 year old girls looking like 12 year olds because they're so skinny though. I think we are starting it because we're seeing more powerful, muscular looking girls in gymnastics. Athletes need high calorie intake so I find it strange that gymnastics for girls is so different. Male gymnasts are big muscular guys so they must be getting the calories. I don't know why anyone does it because how gymnasts do you know that get paid? The college system for sports in America is bad but at least basketball, football players etc have a chance to go on to get big money.

  30. Martha has a valid point ! If the parent in the exam room is not aware that sexual abuse is occurring at that moment and the child didn't tell the parent, how would Martha or Bela know it had occurred ? If however someone had at some point informed them of suspected abuse and they did not investigate the claims or inform the police then they would share in the guilt ! Who knew, when did they know, and what did they do with that information ? There is no doubt that crimes were committed against many girls and young women (some repeatedly) and it's almost certain that someone had knowledge that may have stopped the abuse many years sooner, if they had shared it with the proper authority ! As for emotional abuse, who determines what that is, because it may be different for each athlete. A raised voice is abuse to some and to others it may not be until they receive repeated ridicule . Coaches can be very tough and seem cruel when they try to raise the performance level of their athletes ! Hopefully all those who compete from this time forward will not be afraid to speak out whenever they are uncomfortable with a situation such as this. Athletes, coaches , and parents should all be informed of what they should do if abuse of any kind is suspected ! Counseling should be provided free of charge to all who have suffered from past abuse as long as they are in need of help!

  31. Those two people are as guilty as the Nassar monster…
    They aloud him to pray in inocent girls, but torturing them spycologicly and making them the perfect victims not only for nassar but to other abusers….
    You can see they only care about the medals and fame they could get, not the health nor the security or well being of the athletes… they are monsters too..

  32. well try ask help by using words… people are crazy, always blaming others for something that's their responsibility.

  33. I put the Blame where it should be and that is on USAG They are the ones who Ignored what the girls were telling them!

  34. I am sure the Karolies did not know.
    Not one woman testified that they reported the abuse to Marta or Bella and said it was ignored. Marta is right. The abuse happened under sheet with mom watching on.

  35. Training for Olympics is automatically intense no matter what sport. If you cant take the heat get out of the kitchen. If it is so horrible then why is Ali Raisman talking about 2020 Olympics?

  36. Lets talk with martha and bella for 1 minute and then talk about them for 10 minutes… wow extreme jurnalism

  37. What i keep coming back to is this, what motive would the Karolyis have to keep a man who is abusing their elite gymnasts? Their emotional stability is paramount to their ultimate goal of producing winners. The same for the " starving" allegation. You cannot perform at that level on no food. I am sure they were not getting the food that any normal teen would want…elite athletes dont eat junk, but being starved? I think the Karolyis are guilty of tunnel vision so intense that all they saw was the training. To my knowledge, none of the victims ever said they told the Karolyis about the abuse. MSU on the other hand absolutely knew and ignored the girls claims of abuse. The whole thing is sad beyond belief and I hope that US gymnastics finds a way to be sure this never happens again. Thank god Nassar is behind bara for life where he can damage no more young girls.

  38. Marta is making excuses… she may not have known the gymnasts were being sexually abused by Nassar but she definitely knew something was going on and purposely chose to ignore it because she didn’t want her precious legacy to be tainted all at the downfall of innocent children for money

  39. Why does she say a predator might find “ his “ way into your child’s life, woman can be predators too

  40. The karoylis culture is purely about winning, that's how they were raised. They don't know anything else

  41. The fact that there was no cell phone service is irrelevant because prior to about 2000, it was essentially non-existent. Most of us survived without being constantly on the phone. I am not excusing what happened but I went away to camp as a child and our only communication with our parents was through letters. I think that there was a pervasive culture at USA gymnastics and was disappointed that they didn't remove EVERYONE that was involved during that time.

  42. They knew. They had no business having that much power over young girls. There are young girls. Women's gymnastics should be for women, not little girls. They should have to be 18 to compete and there should be more women allowed to compete in the Olympics. Four to five only…..Let those college gymnasts compete in the Olympics and make the team 12-18 gymnasts.

  43. Megan you simply don’t understand. You are why people have mental disorders. You really should think about what you say about people. Where as the woman you are interviewing is brilliant and well spoken!

  44. thank you megyn kelly for calling these girls GIRLS rather than young women. so inspired by the bravery of these victims, who are making their abuser pay for what he deserves.

  45. It is not the child's job, to let a parent know if they have been abused or harmed, it is the PARENTS job to PROTECT, and PREVENT the child from being harmed..everyone knows that a child will hardly ever tell the parent when they are harmed. The parent should PROTECT. That is their job!!

  46. 🤔 if that's their ranch an they're around it day in an day out how come they didn't know (they knew) it's no way in the world they didn't know. You no what I think it was all a coverup an they had no problem covering it that judge should've said something about them to cause they needed to be where that Doctor is on some kind of charge.

  47. Has anyone ever thought about the fact that those skimpy bathing suits, etc breed that culture. Men gymnist cover up, if my daughter did Gymnastics she would too. Its a double standard. Men watching to see something and parents allow their young girls to show it and parade around half naked. Think people

  48. The Karolyis friggin knew big time!! Jail them!! JAIL THEM!! The ranch I think has now been closed and I think that it should be used as a place to help rehab abused kids or something. Jail Them for abuse and who knows what happened to the girls who were under their watch in Romania. Wouldnt it be something if a bunch on them came forward and accused them of child abuse and child endangerment.

  49. I am confused, they were abused how? I would like to have details. this is so sad, I one day will be a doctor, and they have always emphasized the importance of examination, including physical examination, because they say over 50 percent of diagnosis is from examination and asking a patient to describe the symptoms. Am I in the danger of molesting people by examining them?

  50. I know this is an article about Bela and Marta Karolyi coming clean about what happened at Karolyi camp. (I don’t believe a word they say BTW.) But I’m now getting sick of hearing the words “breaking their silence” when it comes to these girls. These girls were ANYTHING but silent about the abuse they were suffering. Nobody listened, nobody reported.

  51. I agree with Marta. If the parents in the room with their kid and Nassar didn’t see him abusing them, how could have Marta known?

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