Olympic Medalist Aly Raisman Says Larry Nassar Sexually Abused Her


The former Michigan State doctor, who was sacked by USA Gymnastics in 2015, was previously accused of sexual misconduct by Raisman's fellow Fierce Five member McKayla Maroney and Sydney bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher.

Aly Raisman won two silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics as well as team gold. 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.

Nassar pleaded guilty to federal child-pornography charges in June and has been accused by more than 100 women and girls of sexual assault. She is calling for major changes at USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for her sport.

Raisman, 23, will also be exposing the sick details of the alleged abuse on her memoir, Fierce.

It was after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio that she talked with FBI investigators about the case and still wonders why all of this took so long to come into the spotlight. "I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this". 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. Raisman, who says she's "angry" and "really upset" about what happened to her and others, originally addressed in August the many accusations against Nassar, but at the time she didn't get into her own history with Nassar.

According to Maroney, Nassar's behavior worsened during the 2011 World Championships, when she was given a sleeping pill by the doctor during a flight only to wake up in his hotel room later.

"I thought I was going to die that night", Maroney said.

Raisman told "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. Raisman told 60 Minutes.

As for the silence that has surrounded Dr. Nassar's actions for so long, she asks, "Why are we not interested in what the Federation has done, what Larry Nassar has done, to manipulate these girls so much? they were afraid to talk?"

The scandal in the sport led to the resignation of USA Gymnastics chief executive Steve Penny in March of this year.

Raisman has been an outspoken advocate for survivors of sexual abuse. "USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed..." the statement said. The plaintiffs also are suing USA Gymnastics.