Aly Raisman: I was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor

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In her new book, Aly Raisman says it wasn't until she started seeing other doctors and athletic trainers that she began to realize that the so-called "treatment" she received from USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was not typical.

Raisman stated that she was sexually abused by the national team doctor, Larry Nassar, who worked with the US women's national team and athletes at Michigan State University for over two decades. Raisman tells 60 MINUTES that after the Rio Olympics she spoke to FBI investigators about Dr. Nassar.

Now, Aly is writing a book titled Fierce, in which she details some of the most fantastic moments in her life - and some of the worst.

"You don't want to let yourself believe, I am a victim of sexual abuse", Raisman said in the interview. "Like, it's really not an easy thing to let yourself believe that".

"I am angry", said Raisman, who captained the USA team at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio games. That was before Raisman's fellow Fierce Five gold medalist McKayla Maroney claimed that Nassar had sexually abused her, and Nassar has never commented on that allegation.

She now blames USA Gymnastics for not taking more action to prevent female athletes from abuse and is calling for changes in the organization to keep girls safe. "He would buy me little things", Raisman said. Aly added, "I want people to know, one bad chapter in the book or in your life, it doesn't mean your story is over".

'You know, my teammates and I were all sitting at the table, and they did not come over to say hi to us or to congratulate us'. "I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is". "And she's kind of gone from someone who is impressionable and young and trying very hard to please everybody, to finally growing up and realizing, 'I need to please myself.' And I think what she's determined to do now is to just take charge of her own destiny". I was making excuses for him and it's not right, ' Raisman said on Monday while appearing on Megyn Kelly Today. In July, he pleaded guilty to three child pornography charges in federal court, ABC News reported via ESPN.

In a statement, USA Gymnastics said it was "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".

Tell us what you think! "I really thought he was looking out for me", she told CBS.

According to the Lansing State Journal, which is part of the USA TODAY Network, more than 140 women have alleged sexual abuse by Nassar, under the guise of medical treatment.

Aly Raisman is the most prominent athlete to come forward so far about Nassar. 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. Now that Raisman has blatantly accused the USA Gymnastics organization of not doing enough to protect its athletes, the organization has pledged to do better in the future. She also shared, "I didn't know the signs". "I really thought he was my friend".

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