Another United States women’s gymnastics star has come forward to say she was sexually abused by longtime U.S. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
Aly Raisman is the latest athlete to say Nassar — who was also a former team doctor for the women’s gymnastics team at Michigan State — used his position to abuse her. Fellow gold medalist McKayla Maroney spoke out about her experience last month.
Raisman came forward in an interview on 60 Minutes, which is set to air in full on Sunday.
“I am angry. I’m really upset,” Raisman told 60 Minutes, according to USA Today. “I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is … I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this.”
Raisman also speaks about Nassar’s abuse in her book Fierce , which is being released later this month. Raisman was a star for the U.S. in both the 2012 Olympics in London and the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro. She has 6 Olympic medals all together, 3 of which are gold medals (2 for team and another for the floor exercise in 2012).
Nassar has been accused of assaulting nearly 150 women and girls. He has already pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.
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