Jewish Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Says Olympic Team Doctor Molested Her

Ruben Hill
November 13, 2017

And that is one reason she is coming forward to say she was also sexually abused by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. "Every single kid is important, and I want USA Gymnastics to do a better job with that". "You know, it impacts you for the rest of your life".

Raisman tells "60 Minutes" she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. "I told her literally everything, except for that, because I didn't know". We were told he is the best doctor.

In a transcript of an excerpt from the "60 Minutes" interview, Raisman says a lot of people have asked her why Nassar's accusers didn't speak up sooner. Last month, McKayla Maroney detailed how Nassar began molesting her at the age of 13 at a USA national team training camp in Texas and continued the abuse until she left the sport. You know, so I just - I trusted him.

In a preview clip, interviewer Jon Lapook says to Raisman at one point that she looks 'angry, ' prompting her to explain why she is so upset with the national team. I think that needs to be addressed, ' explained Raisman.

Raisman is the latest gymnast to claim she was abused by Nassar. I can't ... every time I look at them, every time I see them smiling, I just think - I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this. More than 130 women, many of them former athletes, have filed civil lawsuits alleging that Nassar sexually abused them under the guise of treating them for hip, back and other athletic injuries.

Nassar, who worked with the USA women's gymnastics teams for more than 20 years, pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges in July and faces 22-27 years in prison when he's sentenced December 7. His lawyers did not respond to requests for comment, "60 Minutes" said.

Howard echoed the statements made by Dantzscher, saying: 'It has become glaringly obvious that USA Gymnastics has not done almost enough to protect athletes from any form of abuse'.

"Nobody ever educated me on, 'Make sure you're not alone with an adult.' You know, 'Make sure he's not making you uncomfortable.' I didn't know the signs". Nassar abused her until she left the sport, Maroney wrote, adding, "It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was 'treated'". "And she's kind of gone from someone who is impressionable and young and trying very hard to please everybody, to finally growing up and realizing, 'I need to please myself.' And I think what she's determined to do now is to just take charge of her own destiny".

Raisman is the second member of the Fierce Five squad that won the team gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics to say she was sexually abused by Nassar.

"I said "Well, his touching makes me uncomfortable, but he's so nice to me". and "I don't think he does it on goal because, you know, I think he cares about me". You know, you don't think that of someone. As a result, USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny resigned in March and the organization brought in former federal prosecutor Deborah Daniels to review its practices.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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