Rocked by the sexual assault scandal involving former team physician Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics has lost a pair of major corporate sponsors, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Kellogg’s. In three separate court proceedings this year, the 54-year-old Nassar pleaded guilty to sexually abusing young girls and to federal counts related to child pornography.
As first reported Thursday by the Orange County Register, Kellogg’s and P&G have not renewed sponsorships that expired in 2016 and 2017, respectively. “We will evaluate whether to renew our partnership next spring, in light of our longer term priorities and continued actions on their part,” a P&G representative told The Post of the gymnastics governing body, which selects the U.S. teams for the Olympics and world championships.
Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman, three members of the “Fierce Five,” the U.S. women’s gymnastics squad that won the team gold medal at the 2012 London Games, are among the over 140 women who have accused Nassar of abusing them. Douglas and Raisman were also on the 2016 team that repeated as gold-medal winners.