And the Indianapolis Star reports on a new lawsuit accusing USA gymnastics of ignoring the sexual abuse of young athletes.



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abuse over several years. It also accuses fame coaches Bela and Martha

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GAYLE KING: Don`t you like that kind of spirit. Wow. Some big time Chicago Cubs fans orchestrated a Halloween light show synced to "Go Cubs Go." I like it. That`s the song played after every Cubs game at Wrigley Field. That`s where game three of the World Series is going to take place tonight. The series is tied. The Cubs and the Indians have one win a piece. Predictions-- predictions at the table, anybody? Predictions for tonight.

NORAH O`DONNELL: I`m going to-- I`m going to pop some pop corn and watch that game.



GAYLE KING: No prediction?

NORAH O`DONNELL: Yeah. Well, I think the Cubs. Yeah.

GAYLE KING: Tonight. Yeah.


GAYLE KING: Mister Rose.

CHARLIE ROSE: And Sunday night too. No, I don`t think-- I think the Indians probably will win one of the three.

GAYLE KING: Okay. But I`m going to predict the Cubs tonight. It`s such a great story for both teams. For both teams.

Welcome back to CBS THIS MORNING. Coming up in this half hour, stunning allegations against legendary gymnast-- gymnastics coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi. A former U.S. team member says they ignored years of sexual abuse.

NORAH O`DONNELL: Plus, Oklahoma received no federal money-- money after a deadly and destructive 2012 tornado. We`re going to find out how some states get overlooked during a campaign and pay for it long after Election Day.

CHARLIE ROSE: Time to show you some of this morning`s headlines. USA Today says a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin had his emails leaked by a Ukrainian group. The breach may signal a proxy cyber war between the United States and Russia. The hacked emails of the aid revealed direct, political and financial ties with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. Putin has denied any connection. Russia was recently accused of hacks in this country.

NORAH O`DONNELL: Bloomberg News reports another ruling that links Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products to ovarian cancer. A St. Louis jury yesterday handed the company its third straight trial loss. A woman with the disease was awarded more than seventy million dollars. The company plans to appeal.

GAYLE KING: And the Indianapolis Star reports on a new lawsuit accusing USA-- USA gymnastics of ignoring the sexual abuse of young athletes. The suit alleges former team Doctor Larry Nassar was involved in abuse over several years. It also accuses fame coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi of turning a blind eye and engaging in their own physical and emotional abuse. Josh Elliott is here with these bombshell allegations. Josh, good morning.

JOSH ELLIOTT (CBSN): And bombshell they are, Gayle, when it comes to American gymnastics Bela and Martha Karolyi have been the gold standard in the sport`s coaching ranks for decades but a new lawsuit filed in California on Thursday suggests they could have known about the alleged abuse and did nothing to stop it.

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MAN: That big hug from her coach Bela Karolyi.

JOSH ELLIOTT: Few coaches have had more impact on American gymnastics than Bela and Martha Karolyi. But a sixty-page civil lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of an unnamed former U.S. gymnastics team member claims that the Karolyis, along with USA gymnastics, fostered a ".toxic environment." at their training facility where "sexual assault" was permitted to exist. This man, former USA gymnastics team Doctor Larry Nassar who was named in the complaint was alleged to have ".sexually abuse." the plaintiff ".over. several years." all while she was ".under the age of consent." and all while the Karolyis allegedly ".turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse being perpetrated." USA Gymnastics cut ties with the fifty-three-year-old physician last summer after learning of athlete concerns about Doctor Nassar in the summer of 2015. Michigan State University terminated Nassar last month where he`d been an associate professor after an Indianapolis Star investigation revealed sexual assault allegations against Nassar dating back to the 1990s.

MAN #2: Karolyi, husband and wife--

JOSH ELLIOTT: The Karolyis regiment a training practices have been well- documented but the new lawsuit accuses the couple of striking their athletes, also scratching them until they bled and ".depriving. their gymnasts of food. and water."

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JOSH ELLIOTT: Now in a statement USA Gymnastics said and I quote, ".the allegations that have been made are troubling. USA Gymnastics is committed to promoting a safe environment for our athletes." End quote. And as for Doctor Nassar, he is not yet been criminally charged. CBS THIS MORNING is still waiting to hear back from Nassar or the Karolyis for further comment. Charlie.

CHARLIE ROSE: Josh, thank you.

Earlier this week, we showed you the nonstop politics in a presidential background. Voters in Bellwether, Ohio are being bombarded by both campaigns.

NORAH O`DONNELL: Right, the candidates are focused on just eleven of thirteen battleground states. That leaves most Americans on the sidelines. Oklahoma hasn`t hosted a general election presidential candidate, and get this, forty years. Tony Dokoupil is in Oklahoma City where voters, well, they feel forgotten. Tony, good morning.


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