Aly Raisman files paperwork to sue US Olympics Committee

Aly Raisman files paperwork to sue US Olympics Committee

Former US men's junior team member Jacob Moore has become the first male gymnast to file a lawsuit against Larry Nassar, alleging he was sexually abused by the pedophile doctor Nassar at age 16.

She also claims her psychological trauma includes "not trusting adult males".

Raisman continues to suffer from depression, anxiety and fear resulting from Nassar's sexual abuse. Once she realized his medical techniques were really sexual abuse, she felt "humiliation, guilt, shame and disgust".

Jacob Moore, a gymnast who competed for the US men's junior national team from 2015-17, added his name to an amended complaint against disgraced physician Larry Nassar on Wednesday.

Nassar pleaded guilty last year to molesting female athletes under the guise of medical treatment for almost 20 years, and was earlier this year sentenced to up to 300 years in prison for his crimes.

She's suing for damages.

Moore's sister, Kamerin - who is a former U.S. National Team gymnast - told a court room in January she and her brother were sexually abused by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment. Several others gymnasts and the daughter of Nassar's former family friends have detailed in interviews and in court statements that Nassar abused them in his basement.




Moore, now aged 18, was a member of the US men's junior national team and is currently a freshman at the University of MI. I refuse to wait any longer for these organisations to do the right thing.

"My highest priority has been to push for change, so future generations of athletes will be safer", Raisman said.

Days later, the USOC apologized for skipping the hearing, pledged to reach out to the victims, ordered the board of USA Gymnastics to resign, and said it was launching an independent investigation conducted by a third-party.

John Manly, Raisman's attorney, accused the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics of "a conspiracy to silence victims and cover-up the largest child sex abuse scandal in history". They didn't alert the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a month or told Michigan State University where Nassar was also practicing at and busing athletes.

Raisman is a six-time Olympic medalist, winning team gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Games and the individual floor exercise title in London.

Raisman's lawsuit, seeking unspecified damages, was filed on Wednesday in California state court in Santa Clara County. In a statement released Friday, she said she filed the lawsuit in the hopes "the legal process will hold them accountable and enable the change that is so desperately needed".

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