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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman calling for change after alleged sexual abuse

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman calling for change after alleged sexual abuseā€

Aly is a 3-time Olympic gold-medalist in gymnastics, and was the Team USA captain of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic teams.

When first interviewed by an investigator hired by USA Gymnastics in 2015, Raisman did not immediately accuse the doctor, Larry Nassar, of inappropriate or illegal behavior.

In an interview with 60 Minutes, Aly Raisman opened up about the sexual abuse she says she endured at the hands of Dr. Larry Nassar. She also discovered she wasn't the only one who was suspect of Nassar's methods.

Raisman, 23, is the latest member of the US national team and the biggest United States gymnastics star to reveal being molested by Nassar, who is facing more than 20 counts of sexual assault. ' You know, ' Make sure he's not making you uncomfortable.

At the 2011 world championships, Maroney said Nassar gave her a sleeping pill "and the next thing I know I was all alone with him in his hotel room getting a 'treatment.' I thought I was going to die that night".

"I didn't know the signs. And I think that needs to be communicated to all of these athletes, no matter the age", she said.

"I was just really innocent". " 'He must be exhausted from a long day, ' I would think, and wonder why he made me so uncomfortable". You know, you don't think that of someone. "And when she speaks up, and says it happened to me too, that means everybody can feel comfortable coming forward". "There have been some days where I feel so much anxiety and I feel sick". I've never really had that before.

Raisman, the captain of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold-medal winning team, details the abuse in her book Fierce, which will be released on November 14. The focus should be on the culture of the sport, and asking why USA Gymnastics didn't do more to protect these kids. It's the organization [USA Gymnastics] that let me down...

"I want people to know just because someone is nice to you and just because everyone is saying they're the best person, it does not make it OK for them to ever make you uncomfortable". I don't feel like they care at all that this happened to me...

"More than once I would make excuses for his odd behavior", she wrote. "No one deserves to be hurt or taken advantage of".

"We are appalled by the conduct of which Larry Nassar is accused, and we are very sorry that any athlete has been harmed during her or his gymnastics career", Team USA Gymnastics said in a statement Sunday, adding that their athletes are their priority and a new president and chief executive officer have been appointed to the USA Gymnastics organization.

"I would grit my teeth", Raisman wrote, per People, "trying to convince myself that all this was part of the healing process".



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