Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by team doctor

Aly Raisman Team USA Doctor Abused Me Too

Raisman, who served as team captain of the women's Olympic teams in 2012 and 2016, revealed the abuse in a "60 Minutes" interview scheduled to air Sunday.

McKayla Maroney, who was teammates with Raisman in the 2012 London Olympics, recently tweeted that Nassar sexually abused her over several years, starting from when she was 13 to when she eventually retired from the sport in 2016. Nassar has been accused of sexually abusing more than 130 women during the decades he worked as the women's gymnastics national team doctor. He pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault, but did plead guilty to child pornography charges. Why not look at what about the culture?' asks Raisman in a preview of her CBS interview.

She called Nassar "a monster" and blames USA Gymnastics for failing to stop him and spending too much of the fallout attempting to "sweep it under the rug". She described more details about her abuse in her upcoming book, "Fierce".

As the wave of alleged sexual harassment cases and assaults continue, it's clear that no industry or workplace will be left untouched. In the interview, Raisman said she didn't know why it took so long for allegations against Nassar to come forward. "I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this".

Raisman said in the interview that following the 2016 Rio Olympics, she communicated with FBI investigators about Nassar.

In October, Maroney, 21, posted a statement on Twitter alleging Nassar had sexually abused her for years under the guise of "medically necessary treatment". The 23-year-old gymnast says she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar, who worked for USA Gymnastics for nearly 20 years. I can't. Every time I look at them, every time I see them smiling, I just think ... "This is happening everywhere". "USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed", the statement said. Wherever there is a position of power, there seems to be potential for abuse. According to Raisman, however, the issue is systemic along with Nassar, and she has been asked in the past why she didn't speak out sooner.

"I had a dream to go to the Olympics, and the things that I had to endure to get there, were unnecessary, and disgusting", Maroney wrote. Meanwhile he's facing 22 separate counts in MI of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly digitally penetrating his patients for his own sexual pleasure. "We are grateful to the athletes that brought their concerns about Dr. Nassar to USA Gymnastics". The program noted the new policies which make "mandatory reporting" a requirement if there is suspected sexual abuse.

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