Aly Raisman accuses Nassar of sexual abuse

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman looks on before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a game against the Kansas City Royals

Aly Raisman has taken a fearless step forward and says that she was also sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Raisman, 23, is the latest member of the U.S. national team and the biggest United States gymnastics star to reveal being molested by Nassar, who is facing more than 20 counts of sexual assault.

Aly Raisman told "60 Minutes" that she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar.

As for the silence that has surrounded Dr. Nassar's actions for so long, she asks, "Why are we not interested in what the Federation has done, what Larry Nassar has done, to manipulate these girls so much? they were afraid to talk?"

In the interview, Raisman said she wants help change the culture for future gymnasts.

More than 130 women have filed lawsuits against Nassar, saying he sexually abused them as he worked with the US gymnastics team for more than two decades. He eventually was arrested on child pornography charges and pleaded guilty.

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"I am angry", she said. When I see these young girls that come up to me and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is, I just ... I can't. every time I look at them, every time I see them smiling, I just think. The scandal, revealed in late 2016, has shaken the discipline and led to the resignation in March of the president of the American Federation, Steve Penny.

Raisman has been an outspoken advocate for survivors of sexual abuse.

Raisman writes about the alleged abuse in her new book, Fierce, explaining that she was 15 years old when she was first treated by Nassar, 60 Minutes reports. He was sacked by USA Gymnastics in 2015 after working with the organization since 1986 - he had been its national medical coordinator since 1996, the New York Times reported. She says she met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The former athlete, who claims to be "angry", wants to "just bring change" so that young gymnasts "never have to live this again".

The list of Nassar's accusers also includes several former national team members.

USA Gymnastics launched an independent review of its policies in the wake of the allegations against Nassar in the summer of 2016, following reporting by the Indianapolis Star that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches and staff at some of its more than 3,500 clubs across the country. The organization also named Toby Stark, a child welfare advocate, as its director of SafeSport.

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