Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman Says Team USA Doctor Sexually Abused Her

Sunday, 12 Nov, 2017

Since the first allegations against Dr. Nassar surfaced, and with the recent #MeToo campaign, Raisman has been a prominent supporter of girls who have come forward to share stories of sexual abuse and harassment.

Raisman doesn't say in this short clip what sort of "treatment" she was subjected to but this is merely a sneak preview of a longer interview that's set to air on Sunday night. 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.

Raisman was 15 when she was first treated by Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics but now is in jail in MI awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. On Friday, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman claimed that Nassar allegedly sexually abused her.

Nassar has been back in the headlines since last month, when Maroney, Raisman's former teammate, came forward on Twitter to claim that the doctor had sexually assaulted her. Nassar is now in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges, is facing 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual contact, and he is being sued by more 140 women. According to CBS News, more than 130 women, including former athletes who were treated by Nassar, have filed civil suits alleging that Nassar abused them.

Raisman expressed that she wants to help make changes in her sport so that girls in the future don't ever have to go through such traumatic experiences.

Nassar began working with USA Gymnastics as an athletic trainer in 1986 and became the national team doctor in 1996.

Noteworthy not just because Raisman is an Olympic celebrity but because, amid a galaxy of Weinsteins and Tobacks and Halperins and other prominent accused degenerates, the man she's accusing may be the very worst of all. "I care a lot, you know?"

In a statement to 60 Minutes, USA Gymnastics said it has made major changes since the Nassar scandal broke. "This is happening everywhere", Maroney said last month.

She went on to be the captain of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic teams. Wherever there is a position of power, there seems to be potential for abuse.

Nassar is already facing 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and could receive a sentence of life in prison.

USA Gymnastics, in a statement to "60 Minutes", said it has adopted new policies that require "mandatory reporting" of any potential abuse.