AT&T announced Tuesday it has suspended its sponsorship of USA Gymnastics amid the sexual abuse scandal by former team doctor Larry Nassar, the company announced on Tuesday.
“We notified USA Gymnastics today that we are suspending our sponsorship of the organization until it is re-built and we know that the athletes are in a safe environment,” AT&T said in a statement Tuesday. “The terrible abuse suffered by these young women is unconscionable. We remain committed to helping these young athletes pursue their dreams and hope to find other ways to do so. We stand ready to step back in when USAG has fully addressed these tragic events.”
AT&T one just one of several companies that has ended sponsorship of USA Gymnastics since December along with Hershey’s, Procter & Gamble and Under Armour.
The news comes of AT&T suspending its sponsorship comes on the sixth day of Nassar’s sentencing where over 150 women have given statements alleging abuse by the former team doctor who was fired from Michigan State in December 2016 and from USA Gymnastics a year earlier. Nassar is expected to be sentenced this week for pleading guilty of molesting seven girls.
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