Aly Raisman Says USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Sexually Abused Her

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in court in June

Raisman's revelation comes a month after fellow Fierce Fiver McKayla Maroney accused Nassar of alleged abuse. 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.

Dr. Nassar accepted a plea deal in July that would have him serve a combined sentence of 22-27 years for possession of child pornography, rather than charge him with sexual assault - a widely criticized move prosecutors justified by saying that numerous allegations they heard occurred overseas, where they have no jurisdiction.

USA Gymnastics approved a new safe sport policy as a result of the recommendations made by the review.

Raisman told "60 Minutes", in an interview scheduled to air Sunday, that she spoke to FBI investigators after serving as national team captain at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

More than 130 women have filed lawsuits against Nassar, saying he sexually abused them as he worked with the USA gymnastics team for more than two decades.

The former athlete, who claims to be "angry", wants to "just bring change" so that young gymnasts "never have to live this again".

Raisman, a six-time Olympic medalist and two-time national team captain, shared her story on the "60 Minutes" show scheduled to air Sunday, joining more than 130 other women who previously said the doctor sexually assaulted them.

"I was molested by Dr. Larry Nassar, the team doctor for the US Women's National Gymnastics Team, and Olympic team", Maroney wrote in the Twitter post under the #MeToo hashtag, which has remained a trending topic on social media after a number of women accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault in October. In the interview, Raisman said she didn't know why it took so long for allegations against Nassar to come forward.

Raisman continued after Jon Lapook of "60 Minutes" noted her anger. In a statement to "60 Minutes", it added that "USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed".

As part of the 60 Minutes interview, Raisman said, "Why are we looking at why didn't the girls speak up?"

Dantzscher also filed a lawsuit against Nassar in California last September as "Jane Doe".

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

Raisman and Maroney are the highest-profile gymnasts yet to come forward publicly claiming abuse by Nassar.



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