The four-time Olympic gold medalist said she was nervous to come forward at first because she was afraid of being victim-shamed, but in the end, "I knew it was the right thing". He has pleaded not guilty to separate criminal sexual conduct charges and is being sued by more than 100 women who allege he sexually assaulted them in civil court. The first US gymnasts to speak out about Nassar appeared on 60 Minutes in February.
One of America's biggest Olympic stars has come forward to accuse the former USA women's gymnastics team doctor of sexual abuse.
Raisman, the captain of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold-medal winning teams, details the abuse in her book "Fierce", which will be released on Tuesday. Hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or leave your comments below. "She's young. She's only 23 years old".
Raisman revealed that she justified Dr. Nassar's behavior to the FBI investigator at first because she was so under his spell, viewing him as a friend. And they didn't come over, ' said Raisman. If she said anything about her experience with Dr. Nassar or going public with her accusations, reporters were not invited inside to hear.
Raisman declined to get into specifics at that time about whether she was abused by Nassar but painted a vivid picture of how Nassar's behavior went unchecked. "I$3 wanted to do the right thing", she said.
In a statement issued Friday USA Gymnastics said it took "great courage" for Raisman to speak out and that it was "appalled by the conduct of which Larry Nasser is accused". She is calling for major changes at USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for her sport.
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Alexandra Raisman of the US performs during the Women's Floor Exercise Final at the Artistic Gymnastics events of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16 August 2016. I didn't really know. "And it's hard for me to talk about but it's made me into a stronger person". "I really thought he was looking out for me", she told CBS.
Her story echoes the accounts of the other athletes LaPook spoke with in February. Nassar abused her until she left the sport, Maroney wrote, adding, "It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was 'treated'".
In a statement to 60 MINUTES, USA Gymnastics said it has made major changes since the Nassar scandal broke. When it's such a serious environment, that would be the world. Even now she is still in shock over Dr. Larry Nassar's sick actions. "You don't complain about treatment". "I want to do more", she said. "And I don't think he does it on goal because, you know, I think he cares about me".
"Nobody ever educated me on, 'Make sure you're not alone with an adult.' You know, 'Make sure he's not making you uncomfortable.' I didn't know the signs". But Raisman has recorded an interview with the news magazine 60 Minutes. They can be very well-respected in the community. Commendable, but obviously very late for the victims who had to endure years of sexual abuse by a convicted child abuser.
"He would always bring me, you know, desserts or gifts".
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