Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Reveals Sexual Abuse by Team Doctor Larry Nassar

Donald Miralle  Sports Illustrated

Donald Miralle Sports Illustrated

Six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman said she is also a victim of Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University doctor accused of sexually assaulting more than 100 girls.

In the 60 Minutes episode in which Raisman told her own story, she declined to provide details of her alleged abuse, saying instead that it was important not to keep these things quiet.

Raisman, who is now 23, was 15 when first treated by Nassar, who is currently in jail awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three federal child pornography charges in July. In exchange for Nassar's guilty plea, US prosecutors have agreed not to pursue charges in two additional incidents of alleged sexual crimes with minors.

In a portion of the interview previewed by CBS News to the public, Raisman shared her frustration with the USA Gymnastics program and said she is angry. He has pleaded not guilty to separate criminal sexual conduct charges and is being sued by more than 125 women who allege he sexually assaulted them in civil court.

Raisman is advocating changes at USA Gymnastics, the sport's governing body, which is responsible for selecting world and Olympic teams and whose members include gyms around the country. He was sacked by USA Gymnastics in 2015 after working with the organization since 1986 - he had been its national medical coordinator since 1996, the New York Times reported.

RAISMAN: Why are we looking at why didn't the girls speak up? In October, her teammate McKayla Maroney wrote on Twitter that Nassar molested her for years, beginning when she was 13.

Nassar is in prison in MI after pleading guilty to federal child porn charges in July. "Why not look at what about the culture?" she said.

Nassar was involved with USA Gymnastics for almost three decades as a trainer and national medical coordinator, a role that led him to treat the country's elite gymnasts at four separate Olympic Games.

RAISMAN: I am angry. "It should have never ever happened and I think that needs to be discussed more".

Nassar served as team doctor for USA Gymnastics for almost 20 years.

USA Gymnastics launched an independent review of its policies in the wake of the allegations against Nassar in the summer of 2016 following reporting by the Indianapolis Star that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches and staff at some of its more than 3,500 clubs across the country.

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