Raisman sues USOC and USA Gymnastics over Nassar scandal, report says


Who is Dr. Larry Nassar, former US gymnastics team doctor?

The 23-year-old three-time gold medalist said in her suit that Nassar molested her at national and worldwide championships and at the 2012 London Olympics. Raisman said she initially felt she was receiving medically necessary treatment by Nassar before realizing it was abuse.

As first reported by International Gymnast, Moore, a MI native, claimed that the abuse occurred in the basement of Nassar's home in April 2016.

According to a complaint filed in federal court, Jacob Moore was 16 years old in 2016 when Nassar sexually molested him in the basement of Nassar's home, claiming that the assault was medical treatment for his shoulder injury.

In a statement, John Manly, Raisman's attorney who also represents more than 100 Nassar accusers, asserted the USOC and USA Gymnastics led "a conspiracy to silence victims and cover-up the largest child sex abuse scandal in history".

Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor, will spend the rest of his life in prison for his crimes.

"After all this time, they [the USOC and USAG] remain unwilling to conduct a full investigation, and without a solid understanding of how this happened, it is delusional to think sufficient changes can be implemented", she said.

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Denhollander, who became a lawyer, said she was abused as a gymnast in 2000, and slammed those kept Nassar in a position to continue sexual assaults despite multiple victims coming forward.

Nassar is now serving a prison sentence for decades of sexual abuse against young patients. She was among almost 200 gymnasts, including several Olympic medalists, who gripped the country with testimony about decades of abuse, speaking out during Nassar's televised sentencing hearings.

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The suit says Nassar, 54, placed his bare hand on Raisman's genitals for pain relief. Nassar was arrested in November 2016, after another victim filed a complaint with Michigan State police and then told her story to the Indianapolis Star.

McKayla Maroney, an Olympic teammate of Raisman's in 2012, named the USOC as a co-defendant in a lawsuit she filed last December.

Nassar worked for both Michigan State and USA Gymnastics, the sport's national governing body.

Even as the Olympic Committee has denied there was any coverup, it has admitted that it "failed' the gymnasts preyed upon by Nassar". "They need to look at that and change everything because obviously Larry's a monster".