Aly Raisman confirms sexual abuse by Larry Nasser in an interview with 60 Minutes, which is to air Sunday night. The three-time gold medalist and captain of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic teams also describes it in her book, Fierce, being released next week.
Raisman, who will detail her experience in her upcoming memoir ‘Fierce,’ lashed out at those who protected Nassar and allowed these alleged offenses to go on for so long.
“Why are we looking at why didn’t the girls speak up? Why not look at what about the culture?” asks Raisman in a preview of her CBS interview.
“What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid to speak up?”
Raisman, who began being treated by Nassar when she was 15, reveals during the interview that she spoke with the FBI shortly after the Rio Games last summer.
“I am angry. I’m really upset,” Raisman told 60 Minutes. “I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is.I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this.”
USA Gymnastics told 60 Minutes it has adopted a “safe sport policy” that requires mandatory reporting of suspicions of sexual abuse. “USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed,” the statement says, according to CBS, “We want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe.”