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Aly Raisman says USA Gymnastics still not doing enough in response to Nassar scandal

Asher Fair
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215   //    10 May 2018, 15:08 IST

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Gymnastics - Artistic - Olympics: Day 4

Two-time Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, who has undoubtedly been the most outspoken critic of USA Gymnastics, the United States Olympic Committee and Michigan State University among other people and institutions who enabled the predatory behavior of Larry Nassar, does not believe that USA Gymnastics are doing enough to help change their culture that allowed Nassar to thrive.

Nassar is the 54-year-old disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University physician who has been accused of sexually assaulting more than 260 people, of whom many are female gymnasts.

He is currently serving his first of three lengthy prison sentences at United States Penitentiary, Tucson in Tucson, Arizona, which is a maximum-security federal prison. The sentence he is currently serving is the 60-year federal prison sentenced he was issued in December on three child pornography charges.

Nassar was then sentenced to between 40 and 175 years in state prison on seven sexual assault charges in January before he was sentenced to between an additional 40 and 125 years in state prison on three more sexual assault charges in February.

In his sentencing hearing in January in an Ingham County, Michigan courtroom, a total of 169 people, including 156 of Nassar's victims, delivered victim impact statements in front of the room.

Aly Raisman was one of those 156 survivors, and she delivered a scathing statement during which she ripped Nassar and his protectors, defenders and enablers, especially USA Gymnastics.

Here is a video of the 23-year-old Needham, Massachusetts native delivering her statement.

Since delivering this statement, Raisman has not let up when it comes to calling for accountability and change regarding to USA Gymnastics and their response to the Nassar scandal.

Raisman even revealed the name of a USA Gymnastics official who is still employed by the organization despite the fact that she was told by Raisman of what Nassar was doing, and at least 40 others say that Nassar sexually assaulted them from the time she was told until Nassar was finally arrested in December of 2016 after roughly two decades of his predatory behavior.

Raisman still believes that USA Gymnastics are not doing enough in response to this scandal, and that does not sit well with her whatsoever. Here is what she had to say about the matter at the Anti-Defamation League's annual Leadership Conference, according to WHEC.

"I think that USA Gymnastics has to really be willing to meet with survivors and they haven't, even if you just sat in a room with 5 of the survivors, I mean there's over 300 that have come forward. So they need to meet with everyone whether or not you are the Olympic champion or you are a gymnast that went to MSU or you are a club level gymnast." 
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