Aly Raisman slams USA Gymnastics for 'victim shaming'

The two-time Olympian on Wednesday took to Twitter to slam USA Gymnastics after yet another American gymnast said she was sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar.

Aly Raisman (extreme right) on Wednesday took to Twitter to slam USA Gymnastics after yet another American gymnast said she was sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar.   -  AP

Aly Raisman is holding nothing back in her criticism of USA Gymnastics. The two-time Olympian on Wednesday took to Twitter to slam USA Gymnastics after yet another American gymnast said she was sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar.

Maggie Nichols claimed on Tuesday that she was the one who first reported Nassar's abuse to USA Gymnastics and detailed her experience in a letter she intends to give the judge who will preside over Nassar's sentencing on January 16.

 

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Nichols, 20, said the abuse began when she was 15, but USA Gymnastics attempted to conceal her complaints to avoid negative publicity ahead of the Rio Olympics and Los Angeles bid for the 2028 games.

 

Nassar eventually was fired after more allegations from other gymnasts, including McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas, were reported. Nassar pleaded guilty to 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct in November and received 60 years in prison on child pornography charges in December.