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>> Over those 30 years when survivors came forth->> Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, a victim of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, is suing the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming they knew or should have known about his behavior. The suit, first reported by NBC, says Raisman continues to suffer depression, anxiety, and fear stemming from her abuse.
It seeks unspecified damages. The three time gold medalist has been one of the more outspoken critics of both organizations, one of nearly 200 women who provided gripping testimony about Nassar's decades of abuse. Nassar pleaded guilty last year to molesting female athletes under the guise of medical treatment. He was given two prison sentences of up to 125 to 175 years and is also serving a 60 year federal term for child pornography.
The Nassar scandal has rocked much of the sporting world to its core, forcing the entire board of directors at USA Gymnastics to resign, along with the president and athletic director at Michigan State University, where Nassar also worked. It has also spawned other lawsuits and criminal and civil investigations.
In a statement reported by NBC, Raisman said she refuses to wait any longer for the USOC and USA Gymnastics to, quote, do the right thing, adding, quote, it is my hope that the legal process will hold them accountable and enable the change that is so desperately needed.