Gold medalist Aly Raisman says United States national team doctor sexually abused her

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Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is adding her name to the multitude of women who have accused former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

Her "Fierce Five" teammate McKayla Maroney last month said Nassar had abused her. USA Gymnastics also said it has adopted a new "safe sport policy" in response to the Nassar scandal that requires "mandatory reporting" of suspicions of sexual abuse.

Last month, McKayla Maroney, 21, detailed how Nassar began molesting her at the age of 13 at a USA national team training camp.

Larry Nassar is accused of multiple sexual abuse on gymnasts for almost 20 years.

Aly Raisman, 23, won six medals including three gold medals at the London Olympics (2012) and Rio (2016). I can't ... every time I look at them, every time I see them smiling, I just think ... "These girls, they should be comfortable going to USA Gymnastics and saying 'I need help, I want therapy".

Raisman, who further details the alleged abuse in her book Fierce (out Tuesday, November 14), is also calling for a change.

She also calls on USA Gymnastics, the American Federation to make major changes in its "culture".

More than 130 women, many of them former athletes, have accused Nassar of sexual assault, 60 Minutes reports - many filing civil lawsuits alleging that Nassar sexually abused them under the guise of treating them for hip, back and other athletic injuries.


In an interview set to air Sunday, Raisman told CBS' 60 Minutes that she spoke to FBI investigators about Nassar following the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. The 31-year-old claimed Nassar's inappropriate interactions occurred for several years, beginning when she was just 13.

"For me, the scariest night of my life happened when I was 15 years old", Maroney wrote in her original social media post.

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Raisman continued after Jon Lapook of "60 Minutes" noted her anger.

Nassar's case was part of a wide-ranging scandal which forced the resignation of USA Gymnastics chief Steve Penny past year.

USA Gymnastics, in a statement to "60 Minutes", said it was "very sorry that any athlete has been harmed" and that "we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe".

In December 2016, the Indianapolis Star newspaper reported that 368 children and teenage members of clubs affiliated with the Gymnastics Federation had been victims of sexual assault over the past 20 years.

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