Aly Raisman sues Olympic Committee, alleging they knew about sex abuse

Aly Raisman sues Olympic Committee, alleging they knew about sex abuse

Aly Raisman sues Olympic Committee, alleging they knew about sex abuse

Maroney says that USA Gymnastics paid her $1.25 million to keep quiet about years of sexual abuse by Nassar.

In another amended complaint, gymnasts charged USA Gymnastics, gymnastics club Twistars, 2012 U.S. Olympic head coach John Geddert, and Nassar of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly known as RICO, stated International Gymnast.

One example. Raisman claims USOC did not provide properly trained medical professionals to supervise Nassar's exams.

The complaint, first reported by International Gymnast Magazine, said that Moore was 15 went to the doctor with a shoulder injury in 2016, but that Nasser pulled down his trousers and exposed him to a female gymnast.

"Additionally, Defendant Nassar discussed the fact that he was exposing Plaintiff Jacob Moore to the minor gymnast", the filing continued. Three individuals also were charged including Larry Nassar, the disgraced doctor who accepted a plea deal from prosecutors and was sentenced from 40 to 175 years in prison in a MI court. Raisman's lawsuit alleges USA Gymnastics and the USOC broke their mandates to protect children by not revealing Nassar's misconduct to athletes or their guardians.

The gymnast said she was abused on multiple occasions by Nassar.

Numerous people have been fired or forced out of jobs in the wake of the widening scandal involving Nassar, who has been ordered to serve decades in prison for molesting some of the sport's top athletes and others as well as child pornography crimes. She was among almost 200 gymnasts, including several Olympic medalists, who gripped the country with testimony about decades of abuse, speaking out during Nassar's televised sentencing hearings.

In a statement reported by NBC, Raisman said, "I refuse to wait any longer for these organizations to do the right thing".

In courtrooms, dozens of wrenching victim impact statements described Nassar as abusing athletes for years under the guise of legitimate medical treatment with seeming impunity. This week, former USOC president Scott Blackmun announced that he was resigning from his position due to his health, although many were advocating for him to resign due to his mishandling of the Nassar case. "They need to look at that and change everything because obviously Larry's a monster".

He has now been sentenced to up to 175 years in prison but both the USOC and USA Gymnastics have faced intense criticism for their handling of the affair and questions about what they knew and when.

Attorney David Mittleman represents 90 of the 256 plaintiffs already suing USA Gymnastics in federal court in MI.

USA Gymnastics has undergone a massive overhaul in the past year.

The U.S. Olympic Committee, USA gymnastics and Michigan State University have not responded to these lawsuits.

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