Aly Raisman Sues Olympics Committee And USA Gymnastics Over Nassar

Aly Raisman Sues Olympics Committee And USA Gymnastics Over Nassar

Raisman, an Olympic gold medalist who Nassar abused during the London 2012 Games, was one of 265 women and girls who made criminal complaints against Nassar. Moore's sister, Kamerin, who also accused Nassar of sexual assault, delivered a victim-impact statement in court while testifying against the former physician. In two sentencing hearings held earlier this year in MI courts, scores of victims, as well as some parents, took turns facing Nassar - who had already received 60 years in federal prison for child pornography and would get up to 175 more years in state prison - and testifying to the pain caused by his abuses.

Earlier this month Nassar, who had worked for more than 20 years as the U.S. team physician, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting young gymnasts seeking medical treatment from him.

USA Gymnastics said that it informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the doctor in July 2015 after a complaint from a member of the national team, though the U.S. Olympic Committee says it did not know about allegations until 2016 when one victim went public in the Indianapolis Star. "It is my hope that the legal process will hold them accountable and enable the change that is so desperately needed", she said in a statement.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

He was sentenced to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges and 300 years in prison on the state charges.

The suit, which was filed in California, says USA Gymnastics and USOC endangered children and failed to live up to their stated mandate of protecting the athletes in their programs.

Raisman doesn't believe either organization is going far enough fast enough for future generations of athletes. "This is what we're doing to to change.'" USA Gymnastics had said they wanted to work with Raisman to address issues of assault, but they had been criticized for working too slowly.

USA Gymnastics says it "acted without hesitation" after learning of "athlete concerns" in the summer of 2015.

CBS News reached out to the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University for comment in response to these new lawsuits, but has yet to hear back.

MacKay Moore, a former member of the USA women's junior national team, was among those who testified, and she detailed how, starting at age 10, she was befriended by Nassar and groomed for his "special treatment".

"I was told [by USA Gymnastics] to be quiet", Raisman told ESPN in January. Meanwhile, thousands of young athletes continue to train and compete every day in this same broken system. The suit also alleges that besides the psychological and physical damage, Raisman lost millions of dollars in economic damages as a result of the sexual abuse from Nassar.

During the sentencing hearings, gymnasts described their ordeal while being treated by Nassar, who was known as the go-to doctor for Olympic gymnasts.

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