Aly Raisman looked regal and determined as she walked into the studios of The View in New York on Friday. Once again, the gymnast bravely discussed how U.S. team doctor Larry Nassar had molested her. The case, which has featured multiple gymnasts speaking out against the perverted physician, has shocked the nation. While Raisman has led the charge, more and more gymnasts are coming forward to tell their terrifying stories about being abused by Nassar. One even claims her own coach told her not to speak about it! Scroll down Radar's gallery for more!
Raisman has written about Nassar molesting her in a memoir, Fierce, and has also done multiple interviews about the case.
Her former Olympic teammate, McKayla Maroney, also gave a horrific victim impact statement in court about former team doctor Nassar.
Raisman and Maroney are not the only gymnastics team members to have exposed Nassar, as gold medalist Simone Biles has also said "MeToo" about Nassar in a shocking revelation.
But Raisman was the first to speak out, telling all about her alleged abuse at Nassar's sick hands in a memoir and 60 Minutes interview. The doctor was sentenced to 60 years in prison for federal child porn charges.
This week, sexual predator Nassar was also sentenced to 175 years in prison for molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young women. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina fought back tears as she made the announcement.
After the verdict, Lindsey Lemke, a college gymnast for Michigan State University who was abused by Nassar, claimed on ABC's 20/20 that her coach, Kathie Klages, pressured her and other teammates into remaining silent when the Nassar scandal first broke in September 2016. Klages has denied that.
Raisman and other young female gymnasts were subjected to Nassar's special "treatment." Lemke has alleged that her coach Klages characterized Nassar's abuse as "a legal medical procedure," a charge she denies.
Collegiate gymnast Lemke contended to 20/20 on Friday night's broadcast that during a team meeting, Klages allegedly referred to then-allegations against Nassar as 'bull c***' and warned the team against speaking to media outlets about the developing case." Raisman has charged that U.S.A. Gymnastics allegedly dropped the ball on investigating Nassar.
Meanwhile, Lemke's former coach Klages, who retired in February 2017, said in a statement she was "extremely distressed by the accusations that have been made about her creating any sort of impediment to gymnasts reporting complaints of criminal sexual conduct or sexually inappropriate behavior. Had Klages ever received any information to cast doubt on the appropriateness of that trust in Dr Nassar, she would have reacted immediately to protect her gymnasts."
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