Jewish Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman Reveals Abuse by Trainer


As we reported last week, the Olympian opened up about the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of USA Gymnastics' longtime team physician, Larry Nassar.

In a statement to "60 Minutes", USA Gymnastics said it was "very sorry that any athlete has been harmed". I'm really upset because it's been - I care a lot you know, when I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is, I just ...

"I want people to know: just because someone is nice to you and just because everyone is saying they are the best person, it is not okay for them to ever make you uncomfortable".

Raisman tells "60 Minutes" she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics.

More than 130 women have come forward with allegations that the doctor sexual abused them while they were under the impression he was treating them for hip and back injuries.

The preview did not reveal the extent of the alleged assaults and for how long they occurred, with Nassar having been the team doctor during the 2012 Games in London. He was sacked by USA Gymnastics in the summer of 2015, but the federation waited five weeks before alerting the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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She said she's still dealing with the effects of the abuse.

Dantzscher also said on Tuesday that she was even sexually abused by Nassar while at the 2000 Olympic Games.

But Raisman said that while a new policy was in place, she perceived a lack of support from senior administrators during a USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year.

'It doesn't matter if you're the Olympic champion or you're an 8-year-old that goes to gymnastics in OH, or wherever you are in the U.S. Every single kid is important and I want USA Gymnastics to do a better job with that, ' said Raisman.

Raisman said she came forward about Nassar to warn others to always be on guard.

"It's important to speak up for something and it's right". Raisman tells her story to Dr. Jon LaPook for a 60 MINUTES report to be broadcast Sunday, Nov. 12 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. That's why I wanna talk about it. That's what bothers me. "I was so young and I had never really worked with another doctor or trainer before and everyone said he was the best".

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'"And I don't think he does it on goal because, you know, I think he cares about me"'.

Maroney said Nassar abused her before the US team won gold in the 2012 Olympics and before she won silver on vault. "Treatment sessions" with him always made me feel tense and uncomfortable", Raisman wrote in the book being released this week.

"People should know that this is not just happening in Hollywood", Maroney wrote. "I'm not going to stop until I get what I want, which is change".

Nassar, who is in jail awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to child pornography charges, and his lawyers have declined comment. Nassar has pleaded not guilty to the assault charges, and the dozens of civil suits filed in MI are now in mediation.

'What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid to speak up?' USA Gymnastics announced this week that Kerry Perry, formerly the vice president of business development at Learfield Communications, would start as CEO on December 1.

The 23-year-old Raisman has been highly critical of USA Gymnastics in recent months, calling for leadership change at the top of the organization while advocating for athlete's rights.

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