Aly Raisman suing USOC, USA Gymnastics for negligence

Mar 03, 2018, 00:20
Aly Raisman suing USOC, USA Gymnastics for negligence

She also says USOC concealed its knowledge of Nassar's molestation of minor female gymnasts - despite the fact they knew as early as 2015. The Lansing State Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network, reported a year ago that more than a half dozen women or girls raised concerns about Nassar's actions to coaches, trainers, police or university officials between 1997 and 2015. "It is my hope that the legal process will hold them accountable and enable the change that is so desperately needed", Raisman said in a statement, per NBC News.

Aly Raisman spent months urging the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics to get serious about taking a long hard look into how Larry Nassar's abusive conduct was allowed to run unchecked for so long.

In the lawsuit, Moore's sister, former member of the U.S. National Team Kamerin Moore, also claims Nassar abused her under the guise of medical treatment.

The whole time, Raisman has also blasted the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics for not doing enough to protect the women and girls who suffered at the hands of Nassar, and now she's doubling down on her charges with a lawsuit against the organizations.

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Law&Crime reached out to the USOC for comment.

Nassar pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct a year ago.

Other victims of Nassar are also suing him in federal court in MI, with an amended complaint including the first young male victim to publicly allege sexual abuse.

"It has become painfully clear that these organisations have no intention of properly addressing this problem". The lawsuit, which was announced by her lawyers Friday morning, comes weeks after Aly and more than 100 other women delivered powerful testimonies against former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar.

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It said on Wednesday its chief executive officer, Scott Blackmun, was resigning for medical reasons, citing Blackmun's "ongoing health issues" related to prostate cancer, for which he has been receiving treatment.

John Manly, Raisman's attorney, accuses the USOC and USA Gymnastics of a "conspiracy to silence victims and cover-up the largest child sex abuse scandal in history". Olympic Committee and Twistars Gymnastics, a Michigan-area club where Nassar treated injured gymnasts on a weekly basis.

The USOC and USA Gymnastics, the suit said, "Failed to implement reasonable safeguards to avoid acts of unlawful sexual conduct by (Nassar) in the future, including avoiding placement of Nassar in a position where contact and interaction with children is an inherent function".

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