Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman says she was abused by Larry Nassar

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman says she was abused by Larry Nassar

Larry Nassar's reign of terror extended to Aly Raisman, the Olympic gymnast alleges in a new book. Raisman said that she spoke to FBI investigators after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but the Indianapolis Star later reported that USA Gymnastics didn't report sexual abuse allegations until the athlete or a parent did so.

"Last month, under the "#MeToo" hashtag, McKayla Maroney said Nassar sexually abused her under the guise of providing "medically necessary treatment". Raisman asked. "Why not look at what about the culture?" Per the Lansing State Journal, more than 140 women and girls have filed suits related to his alleged sexual misconduct, with almost as many reporting him to the cops.

"Why are we looking at why didn't the girls speak up?"

"I am angry", Raisman said.

Nassar pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in July and is awaiting sentencing.

Raisman is the latest gymnast to speak out against Nassar after Jessica Howard, the USA national rhythmic gymnastics champion from 1999 to 2001, and Jeanette Antolin, a Pan American Games silver medallist, also revealed they had been the victim of sexual abuse on the same programme in February. She says that she was first treated by Nassar when she was 15 years old.

"I think that, you just want, you want to trust people and that he was just a disgusting person, he took advantage of so many people's trust", Raisman said. More and more women have recently spoken out against him, including another Olympic gymnastics star, McKayla Maroney. Jamie Dantzscher, a bronze medalist on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, was part of the initial wave of lawsuits filed against Nassar in 2016.

Raisman told "60 Minutes", in an interview scheduled to air Sunday, that she spoke to FBI investigators after serving as national team captain at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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"We are committed to doing what is right, and we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe", USA Gymnastics said.

The list of Nassar's accusers also includes several former national team members. He was in a position of power, actually named the national medical coordinator for USA Gymnastics up until the summer of 2015.

Who else came forward with accusations against Nassar?

"And then he just continued to go into more and more intimate places", Jessica Howard, who suffered from severe hip problems when she was a gymnast, told CBS' 60 Minutes in an episode that aired February 17.

He still faces 33 charges of criminal sexual conduct in MI, according to USA Today.

Nassar was a trainer with USA Gymnastics as far back as 1986.

Ever since Maroney, 21, spoke out against him, over 140 women have come forward to sue him and his former employer, Michigan State University.

Since the Nassar scandal broke, USA Gymnastics has changed its reporting system, requiring "mandatory reporting" of any and all sexual abuse.

In June, the federation immediately adopted 70 recommendations proffered by Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw the review.

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