Gold medal winning Olympian Jordyn Wieber, on Friday, publicly revealed that she had been sexually abused by ex-USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing hearing, becoming the latest star athlete to identify herself as a victim.
Ms Wieber, who won a gymnastics team gold during the 2012 games in London, described herself in a victim impact statement as one of 140 survivors of sexual assault by Larry Nassar.
Maroney, who was not present in court for the reading, also wrote "A simple fact is this: If MSU, USA Gymnastics, and the US Olympic committee had paid attention to any of the red flags in Larry Nassar's behavior, I would have never met him".
In her court statement, Raisman charged that Team USA Gymnastics "turned a blind eye" on Nassar's conduct.
What made Raisman's statement particularly powerful was her focus not only on Nassar but also on the institutions that employed him over the years and failed to act on repeated accusations against him. News, "Although I personally haven't suffered any physical assault or sexual abuse while competing as a gymnast, my heart goes out to McKayla and the victims like her who have endured this abuse of power".
" hope you cry like we cry", she said.
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"For me the scariest night of my life happened when I was 15-years-old".
In the letter, Nassar claimed he was anxious about his mental stability and his ability to handle hearing more victim impact statements.
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During her testimony, Raisman asked Judge Rosemarie Aquilina to sentence Nassar to the "maximum extent of the law".
A noticeably nervous Wieber, accompanied by Raisman, told a MI court that Nassar first molested her when she was 14 years old.
Wieber, a Michigan native, said that she was treated by Nassar at Michigan State from the time she was eight and Nassar began abusing her when she was 14. Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges.