Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman claims Larry Nassar sexually abused her

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Aly Raisman is the second member of the famed "Fierce Five" US gymnastics team to come forward and accuse former team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

It took a while for Aly to realize what had happened to her, she said, since Nassar had been working for USA Gymnastics for many years.

Raisman and her parents say they appeared on 60 Minutes to help educate other families about the importance of talking to children about sexual abuse.

Now, Aly is writing a book titled Fierce, in which she details some of the most incredible moments in her life - and some of the worst. "I want to do more", Raisman said. "It's really not an easy thing to let yourself believe that".

Raisman was one of the "fierce five" who helped lead the American women to the team gold medal back in 2012.

Raisman also claimed that USA Gymnastics stopped her from speaking with the Federal Bureau of Investigation after she tried to seek out the female agent she first spoke with about Nassar - before she realized she was being abused by the doctor.

And Friday, 8 years after she says the abuse started, Raisman is speaking out and calling for "major changes" to take place at United States of America gymnastics.

Raisman would not go into the graphic details of what Nassar did to her, but she did reveal who she believes is to blame.

"I didn't know anything differently. 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.

Nassar was involved with USA Gymnastics for almost three decades and worked with the country's gymnasts at four separate Olympic Games. "And I- I don't think he does it on objective because, you know, I think he cares about me, '" Raisman told "60 Minutes". 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.

Nassar, who is in jail after pleading guilty to child pornography charges, has not publicly commented on Raisman's allegations of sexual abuse, although in 2016 he denied all allegations of sexual abuse.

Raisman, 23, said she thought team doctor Larry Nassar, who spent almost 30 years with the organization and began treating her when she was just 15, was providing medical care. "So you're so brainwashed to think, I thought he was so nice".

In an appearance on Today to promote her book, Aly opened up about why she has chose to speak out.

"Aly's passion and concern for athlete safety is shared by USA Gymnastics", the organization added.

The entire situation was made all the more confusing said Raisman because of Dr. Nassar's behavior. "I just think, I just want to create change so they never have to go through this". And I think that's what's important for people to understand is that these monsters are so good at manipulating you. So I really thought he was a nice person. "I had never really worked with another doctor or trainer before, and everyone said he was the best", she said. He is also awaiting trial on separate sexual criminal sexual conduct charges and has been sued by more than 125 women alleging sexual abuse.

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