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Aly Raisman continues verbal onslaught against Larry Nassar's enablers

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Asher Fair
Modified 26 Apr 2018

Aly Raisman's verbal onslaught against the institutions that enabled and covered up the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, which is the biggest scandal of its kind in sports history, is not slowing down, and it doesn't look like it is going to anytime in the near future -- unless, of course, major changes are made by these institutions.

These institutions include USA Gymnastics, the United States Olympic Committee and Michigan State University.

Raisman, 23, is a two-time Olympic gymnast and a six-time Olympic medalist. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she racked up a total of three gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal.

However, she revealed that she paid a huge price to get to that point in her career. Larry Nassar, now 54, was the USA Gymnastics team doctor for several Olympics, including Raisman's first back in the year 2012 in London. Raisman accused Nassar of sexually assaulting her starting when she was just 15 years old.

Nassar reportedly sexually assaulted more than 150 girls over the course of roughly two decades under the guide of medical treatment, and in Raisman's case, being "treated" by Nassar was mandatory.

Raisman was one of 169 people who delivered impact statements during a seven-day sentencing period for Nassar despite the fact that she had not initially planned to attend the sentencing, as she made clear on Twitter that it would be too traumatic for her.

She would ultimately decide to attend and speak at the sentencing after watching the other survivors speak on the first few days, as she felt the need to be there.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina ended up giving Nassar 40 to 175 years in state prison in addition to the 60 years he is already set to serve in federal prison as a result of child pornography charges.

Here is Raisman's powerful impact statement in its entirety.


Ever since the 23-year-old Needham, Massachusetts native revealed that she was sexually abused by Nassar this past November, she has been on a tear when it comes to her verbal onslaught of the institutions that enabled and covered up his behavior.

Her impact statement, as you can see above, included numerous references to these institutions.

Raisman's primary goal at this point is to make sure that nothing along the lines of what happened to her and so many others at the hands of Nassar is able to happen again, and she is making that clearer and clearer every day by not letting up when it comes to holding these institutions accountable.

Here are several tweets that Raisman has posted on her Twitter account and several interviews that she has done from the time she revealed that she was abused by Nassar up until now that show just how passionate she is about this major issue.




As you can see, Raisman is not letting up, and as you can probably tell, she is not going to do so unless major changes are made.

Changes are slowly but surely being made, as you can see by the last tweet by Raisman that is included in this article. We have also already seen several Michigan State officials, including president Lou Anna Simon and athletic director Mark Hollis, resign, and the United States Olympic Committee forced the entire USA Gymnastics board to resign as well.

However, the fallout from this scandal seems to be just beginning, essentially meaning that Raisman's work is not done yet.

Published 29 Jan 2018, 09:50 IST
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