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Olympian Aly abused by team doctor sees USA gymnastics as 'rotten'

20 January 2018

"How was I supposed to know at the age of 13 what was medically acceptable and what the boundaries were", she said. They have not been accused of being directly involved in Nassar's criminal abuse, but at least one former national team gymnast named them in a lawsuit alleging the environment enabled Nassar.

More women are expected to speak on Friday. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to New York Times reporter, Juliet Macur about what happens next as Nassar faces sentencing hearings this week.

"The tables have turned, Larry".

"Abusers, your time is up", Raisman said.

"Now I question everything", Wieber said in court. The Michigan House speaker on Friday asked lawmakers to launch inquiries.

But Raisman, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who was Wieber's teammate in 2012, said in court on Friday that Nassar abused her during the games that year and that she holds the US gymnastics governing board and Olympic committee responsible for not stopping Nassar. At least 12 reported assaults occurred after the investigation was concluded, according to a university police report that was provided to the FBI for review by the US attorney.

Nassar was not fired until December of 2016.

AN OLYMPIC gymnast stared down a paedo team doctor who abused her as a young athlete in an empowering courtroom statement.

Nassar pled guilty to 10 sexual assault charges, and as part of a plea deal he agreed to let women and girls who reported abuse give statements, or have them read through a proxy, during his sentencing hearing, according to the Lansing State Journal in MI, where the proceeding is being held. The judge told Nassar that the "media circus" should not be a surprise to him.

"If just one adult listened and had the courage and character to act, this tragedy could have been avoided".

He was also a team doctor at the Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. He already has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography crimes.

Maroney also blamed USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University for failing to stop Nassar's behavior.

Bill Schuette said "a full and complete review, report and recommendation" is required.

Almost 100 victims are expected to address the court during the four-day sentencing.

In her no-holds-barred statement, Raisman ridiculed Nassar for writing a letter to Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in which he expressed concern that listening to his victims was mentally taxing for him. "So we can fix and once again believe in this wonderful sport".

The decision came three days after Olympic champion Simone Biles expressed dismay at having to attend camps there, where Biles says she was sexually abused by a former national team doctor.

Jordyn Wieber gave a victim impact statement in a Lansing, Michigan, courtroom Friday - the fourth day of sentencing for Larry Nassar.

Raisman directed her speech to Nassar and did not hold back.

Raisman praised fellow survivors and called on USA Gymnastics CEO Kerry Perry to take responsibility for the organization, which Raisman said was "rotting from the inside".

Olympian Aly abused by team doctor sees USA gymnastics as 'rotten'