Aly Raisman: I was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor

Aly Raisman: I was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor

Aly Raisman, who won six medals, three of them gold, for the U.S.at the last two Olympic Summer Games, says she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar.

Raisman said she spoke to FBI investigators after serving as national team captain at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Raisman told 60 Minutes in an interview airing Sunday that Dr. Larry Nassar began treating her when she was 15.

"Why are we looking at why didn't the girls speak up?" she said. She says she spoke to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the Rio Games.

"When I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs. every time I look at them, every time I see them smiling, I just think - I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this", she said.

More than 130 women have filed lawsuits against Nassar, saying he sexually abused them as he worked with the USA gymnastics team for more than two decades. "It's insane. Because when a doctor says something you want to believe him and it's just terrible". "I'm really upset because it's been".

In August, Raisman criticized USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee for how they have responded to the sexual abuse crisis.

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Raisman, who was also captain of the 2012 Games in London, is the second member of the "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics team - and third Olympian overall - to allege abuses by Nassar, ESPN reported. If convicted, Nassar could be sentenced to life in prison. "I hope so", she wrote. He pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault but did plead guilty to federal child pornography charges and is in jail awaiting a December 7 sentencing in that case. The guilty plea was part of an agreement with the western Michigan US Attorney's Office and was formally entered in federal court in Grand Rapids. He is now in jail in MI awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Nassar is now in jail.

Reached on Friday, Newburg said he did not have a comment on Raisman's allegations. Raisman tells 60 Minutes that after the Rio Olympics she spoke to FBI investigators about Dr. Nassar.

"In the past year, Aly has become an advocate for many issues, and sharing her personal experience of abuse takes great courage", USA Gymnastics said. Nassar resigned his position from USA Gymnastics shortly after concerns were raised about his behavior during medical exams.

"Dr. Nassar is no longer affiliated with USA Gymnastics". "Our athletes are our priority, and we are committed to promoting an environment of empowerment that encourages speaking up, especially on hard topics like abuse, as well the protection of athletes at all levels throughout our gymnastics community".

The USA Gymnastics ordered a review last fall and 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.

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