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Aly Raisman suggests John Geddert may have known about assault

Asher Fair
SENIOR ANALYST
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101   //    10 Feb 2018, 04:56 IST

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Two-time Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has claimed that 2012 Olympic team coach John Geddert may have been aware of the fact that disgraced former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sexually assaulting athletes under the guise of medical treatment.

Nassar, 54, was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on three counts of child pornography in December before being sentenced to 40 to 175 years in state prison on seven counts of sexual assault in January and 40 to 125 more years in state prison on three more counts of sexual assault earlier this month.

In simpler terms, Nassar is set to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Raisman revealed this past November that Nassar had sexually assaulted her under the guise of medical treatment. She is one of more than 250 women who have accused Nassar of sexual assault.

Ever since going public with her story, Raisman has been on a verbal onslaught against Nassar's enablers in an attempt to make sure that nothing like this sexual assault scandal ever happens again. Those enablers include Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee, all of which have been ripped by Raisman.

John Geddert may also be one of them.

According to Raisman, one of her teammates described graphically what Nassar had done to her during "treatment". This discussion took place in a car in 2011, which was five years before Nassar, who allegedly began sexually assaulting athletes in 1997, was finally caught.

John Geddert, the owner of Twistars Gymnastics and a friend of Nassar who is now under criminal investigation, was in the car at the time of this discussion, but he neither said nor did anything about it. Nassar sexually assaulted several gymnasts at Twistars.

Five years later, Nassar was finally caught.

Here is what Raisman had to say about the matter in an interview with CNN.

"We would talk about it amongst ourselves. And one of my teammates described in graphic detail what Nassar had done to her the night before. And John Geddert was in the car with us and he just didn't say anything."

Here is a video of this interview.

Perhaps even more alarming is the fact that Raisman is not the first person to claim that Geddert may have known about what Nassar was really doing to the athletes who went to him for treatment.

According to an anonymous victim who shared an impact statement during Nassar's third and final sentencing in Eaton County last week, Geddert was made aware of what Nassar was doing in the year 1998. The victim stated that her mother warned him.

Now, 20 years later, Nassar is finally headed to prison.

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