“I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my God, there’s a man in here!
’” former Miss Vermont Teen USA Mariah Billado told the site about the alleged 1997 incident.
OPERATION Yewtree, the landmark British police investigation into sexual abuse allegations dating back decades, put some superstars behind bars: singer and TV star Rolf Harris, pop idol of yesteryear Gary Glitter and showbiz publicist Max Clifford.
The reputation of deceased DJ and TV personality Jimmy Savile was destroyed by the shocking revelations that he was a sexual predator.
Former team doctor Larry Nassar is being sued in federal court by 69 women and girls who allege abuse.
"The board believes this change in leadership will help USA Gymnastics face its current challenges and implement solutions to move the organization forward in promoting a safe environment for its athletes at all levels," Parilla said in a statement.
Buzz Feed tried reaching 49 of the 51 contestants from the 1997 pageant.