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Gymnast Lawsuit Claims Karolyis Turned 'Blind Eye' to Sex Abuse

The suit was filed in California by an unidentified athlete

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    In this June 18, 2008 file photo, Larry Nassar, right, helps a gymnast off the mat during practice for the U.S. Olympic gymnastic trials.

    America's most famed gymnastic coaches were accused in a lawsuit Thursday of "turning a blind eye" to sexual abuse at their training center in Texas.

    The suit filed in California by an unidentified athlete is the first time Bela and Marta Karolyi have been named in the scandal roiling USA Gymnastics.

    The Karolyis, who have served as national team coordinators and coached many champions and Olympic medalists, did not respond to a recent call and an email to their gym seeking comment, NBC News reported.

    The gymnast, once a member of the U.S. national team, alleges she was abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar — who is being investigated by the FBI and the Michigan Attorney General — at the so-called Karolyi Ranch.