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Six-time Olympic medalist and two-time national team captain Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Raisman is the latest gymnast to speak out against Nassar after Jessica Howard, the United States national rhythmic gymnastics champion from 1999 to 2001, and Jeanette Antolin, a Pan American Games silver medallist, also revealed they had been the victim of sexual abuse on the same programme in February.

In a preview for the 60 Minutes interview, Raisman, who is now 23, does not detail the alleged sexual abuse by Nassar, but said she was first treated by him when she was 15-years old. He has been sued by over 130 women, and is in MI awaiting trial for over 22 state charges, including the possession of child pornography. Raisman, who discusses the experience in her new book Fierce, is now the second member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic-gold-medal-winning team, known as the "Fierce Five", to say Nassar had molested them.

"Why are we looking at why didn't the girls speak up (earlier)?" she said in the interview.

Larry Nassar is accused of multiple sexual abuse on gymnasts for almost 20 years.

"I am angry", she told interviewer Dr. Jon LaPook. When I see these young girls that come up to me and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is, I just ... "These girls, they should be comfortable going to USA Gymnastics and saying 'I need help, I want therapy". She also said that she spoke to FBI investigators about him after last year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where she helped the USA retain their team gold. In 1996, he was named national medical coordinator, a position he held until the summer of 2015. The 31-year-old claimed Nassar's inappropriate interactions occurred for several years, beginning when she was just 13.

"I had a dream to go to the Olympics, and the things that I had to endure to get there, were unnecessary, and disgusting", Maroney wrote.

"Whether or not he did it to a gymnast, they still knew him". In a statement to "60 Minutes", it added that "USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed". The plaintiffs are also suing USA Gymnastics and other defendants.

In a statement to 60 Minutes, USA Gymnastics said it has made major changes since the Nassar scandal broke.

Raisman and Maroney are the highest-profile gymnasts yet to come forward publicly claiming abuse by Nassar.


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