Aly Raisman sues US Olympic Committee over Larry Nassar abuse

03 March, 2018, 00:19 | Author: Evan Mason
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Moore's lawsuit claims that the incident occured in the basement of Nassar's home and in the presence of a female gymnast, who was also a minor. The lawsuit alleges he sometimes had an erection, according to NBC News.

Raisman joins a list of more than 100 civil actions filed against Nassar and USA Gymnastics.

Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar listens during the sentencing phase in Eaton, County Circuit Court on January 31, 2018 in Charlotte, Michigan.

In the lawsuit, Moore's sister, former member of the U.S. National Team Kamerin Moore, also claims Nassar abused her under the guise of medical treatment.

Raisman's suit says that Nassar repeatedly abused her, including at the 2012 Olympics in London, though he has never been tried for that abuse or incidents at the Karolyi Ranch training facility in Texas.

Nassar worked for USA Gymnastics for nearly three decades.

More than 200 girls and young women have made similar accusations against the disgraced doctor, who has pleaded guilty to child pornography and criminal sexual misconduct charges. She battled shame, guilt and depression in the aftermath, Raisman said.

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Moore, who now is a gymnast at the University of MI, joins the more than 260 women and girls who have told law enforcement that they were sexually abused by Nassar. "This is what we're doing to to change.'" USA Gymnastics had said they wanted to work with Raisman to address issues of assault, but they had been criticized for working too slowly.

Other victims of Nassar are also suing him in federal court in MI, with an amended complaint including the first young male victim to publicly allege sexual abuse. Nassar, who served as the medical director for USA Gymnastics for almost three decades and worked at Michigan State University through 2016, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison after more than 150 women or girls said in court he sexually abused them.

The lawsuit was filed on the same day USOC CEO Scott Blackmun announced his resignation, citing health issues.

The gymnast's attorney, John Manly, said that the USOC and USA Gymnastics were involved in a "conspiracy to silence victims and cover-up the largest child sex abuse scandal in history", according to ABC News.

During the sentencing hearings, gymnasts described their ordeal while being treated by Nassar, who was known as the go-to doctor for Olympic gymnasts.

The USOC has said it only learned of allegations against Nassar when the Indianapolis Star published a story in 2016, but reports have shown USA Gymnastics informed the security chief of organization of allegations as early as 2015.


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