Aly Raisman reveals she was sexually abused by US Gymnastics team doctor

  • Aly Raisman reveals she was sexually abused by US Gymnastics team doctor

Aly Raisman reveals she was sexually abused by US Gymnastics team doctor

Six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman said she is also a victim of Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University doctor accused of sexually assaulting more than 100 girls. Raisman tells her story to Dr. Jon LaPook for a 60 Minutes report to be broadcast Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. "I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is ..."

She said in the interview: "I am angry". Raisman said that she spoke to FBI investigators after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but the Indianapolis Star later reported that USA Gymnastics didn't report sexual abuse allegations until the athlete or a parent did so. McKayla Maroney said last month that she was molested by Nassar for several years, beginning when she was 13.

Nassar is now in jail after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges this past July.

Nassar still faces 22 state charges in MI over allegations that he sexually assaulted children, and convictions in those cases could result in a life sentence.

The six-time Olympic medalist was the U.S. captain for both the 2012 and 2016 Games, leading her team to gold in the all-around competition both times. "Why not look at what about the culture?" she said.

Raisman writes about the alleged abuse in her new book, Fierce, explaining that she was 15 years old when she was first treated by Nassar, 60 Minutes reports. He's also awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges and has been sued by more than 125 women alleging abuse.

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". For instance, Nassar allegedly used his fingers to penetrate them as well as grope them by stating that it was treatment.

Nassar was the USA Gymnastics team physician for almost 20 years, beginning in 1996.

Nassar's case was part of a wide-ranging scandal which forced the resignation of USA Gymnastics chief Steve Penny past year. The organization says it recently adopted a new "safe sport policy" that requires "mandatory reporting" of suspicions of sexual abuse and also sets standards to "prevent inappropriate interaction" between athletes and adults.