Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

The gut-wrenching victim testimonies in the United States of America gymnastic sex abuse scandal

The gut-wrenching victim testimonies in the United States of America gymnastic sex abuse scandal

"Imagine how all of us feel".

The 2012 U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team - better known as the "Fierce Five" - and dozens of other young gymnasts were subjected to unimaginable horrors for years at the hands of the lecherous Olympic pedophile doctor who treated their injuries.

Raisman also called out United States of America gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee for turning a blind eye to the many allegations of abuse over the years.

"This group of women you so heartlessly abused are now a force and you are nothing", Raisman said. But the organization this week said it would not seek any money for her "brave statements".

Watch Raisman's full remarks below, courtesy of NBC News. "Today, along with the support of my family, I have made a decision to come forward and share that I am a survivor of Larry Nassar's abuse".

USA Gymnastics in 2016 reached a financial settlement with Maroney that barred her from making disparaging remarks. "My dream is that one day, everyone will know what the words "Me Too" signify", she said, before the court erupted in applause the judge called "well-deserved".

"Nobody was protecting us from being taken advantage of", she said. "But you were a doctor and I assumed I was the problem for thinking badly of you".

"I thought that training for the Olympics would be the hardest thing I would ever had to do", Wieber said to Nassar, while fighting back tears. Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges. You spent thousands of hours perpetrating criminal sexual conduct on minors.

Victims of disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar confronted him at a sentencing hearing with gut-wrenching emotional accounts of the trauma and scars stemming from his sexual abuse.

Hundreds of women tweeted support to Raisman following her testimony.

He now faces a minimum sentence of 25 years and a maximum sentence of life.

"People should know that sexual abuse of children is not just happening in Hollywood, in the media, or in the halls of Congress", she said. She then turned her attention to Nassar himself.

Telling the court that Nassar "manipulated and violated" her during the 2012 Games, she also stated that the "treatment" he provided was mandatory, and that he reported any athlete who refused to take part in it.

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