United States of America gymnastics star Aly Raisman reveals abuse by former team doctor

United States of America gymnastics star Aly Raisman reveals abuse by former team doctor

United States of America gymnastics star Aly Raisman reveals abuse by former team doctor

"He was a doctor and he told me that his treatment would heal all of my injuries", she said in her Today Show interview on Monday.

"You don't want to let yourself believe, but you know, I am a victim of sexual abuse", Raisman, 23, explained. "It's really not an easy thing to let yourself believe that". Over 130 women have filed civil lawsuits against Nassar. The first US gymnasts to speak out about Nassar appeared on 60 Minutes in February.

Raisman is the second member of the Fierce Five squad that won the team gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics to say she was sexually abused by Nassar.

Despite this personal tragedy and what many see as a huge failure of USA Gymnastics to protect young women like Raisman, the two-time Olympic team captain confirmed Monday morning on Today that she will be back for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

Aly Raisman confirmed the abuse in an interview with 60 Minutes, which is to air Sunday night. "Over the years, among the girls who were invited to camps, there was some talk of Larry and his 'treatment methods.' Most of us thought the way he touched us was weird".

"You're angry", reporter Jon Lapook said.

Reached on Friday, Newburg said he did not have a comment on Raisman's allegations.

"I would grit my teeth", she writes, "trying to convince myself that all this was part of the healing process".

USA Gymnastics, in a statement to "60 Minutes", said it is "very sorry that any athlete has been harmed".

"She's very determined now to chart her own course", Court tells Overtime. Nassar began to treat Raisman when she was just 15 years old and, at the time, Raisman stated that she was too young and innocent to know that what he was doing was wrong.

Raisman says a lot of people have asked her why Nassar's accusers didn't speak up sooner.

Aly Raisman continues to share her story.

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 really didn't know it was happening to me". "He would buy me little things".

'I really thought he was looking out for me. Because of that, she had the courage to tell her mother that her father had been sexually abusing her, and he threatened her life at times. He would make us laugh.

Because Antolin trusted Dr. Nassar, she says she didn't think of his actions as anything other than an acceptable medical procedure.

"My mom and I are so close", she says. She also shared, "I didn't know the signs". I had never really worked with another doctor or trainer before and everyone said he was the best.

Raisman declined to detail her interactions with Nassar during the August interview, saying she wanted to keep the focus on the scandal and its overall impact. "It could be a family friend". "The "60 Minutes" interview tonight, this interview, this is just the beginning, I'm just getting started, and I am not going to stop until I get what I want, which is change". The organization said in a statement to "Today" that investigators interviewed several gymnasts, including Raisman, and Nassar was sacked as a result.

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