Aly Raisman is the latest pro athlete to come forward accusing USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault.
The six-time Olympic medalist told 60 Minutes that she first spoke to the FBI about the disgraced doctor in 2016, and doesn’t understand why it took so long for the allegations to go public.
"Why are we looking at why didn't the girls speak up? Why not look at what about the culture?" she said. "What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid to speak up?"
Raisman, 23, will also be exposing the sick details of the alleged abuse on her memoir, Fierce.
In the book, Raisman reportedly claims she began getting odd treatments from the troubled doctor when she was just 15.
As Radar readers know, former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney also came forward to accuse Nassar of having sexually assaulted her multiple times over many years. She claimed the abuse began when she was just 13, and she had been reluctant to speak out because she knew he was a renowned physician.
She added that the doctor would often digitally penetrate her, claiming it was part of the treatment.
The USA Gymnastic association told 60 Minutes in a statement that they were “very sorry” to hear of Raisman’s alleged abuse and that they would be working with her – and other victims – to keep their athletes safe moving forward.
Ever since Maroney, 21, spoke out against him, over 140 women have come forward to sue him and his former employer, Michigan State University. He was sued in civil and criminal court by various alleged victims, and previously admitted to possession of child pornography. If convicted on any one of the 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct he is being charged with, Larry Nassar could be sentenced to life in prison.
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