Olympian Aly Raisman Talks Sexual Abuse

2016 Rio Olympics Gymnastics Aly Raisman Simone Biles

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One of America's biggest Olympic stars has come forward to accuse the former US women's gymnastics team doctor of sexual abuse.

A second member of the Fierce Five squad that won gold at the London Olympics has said she, too, was sexually abused by USA Gymnastics' longtime team physician. "I hope so", she wrote.

"Why are we looking at 'why didn't the girls speak up?' Why not look at 'what about the culture?'" she asked.

The sex abuse scandal led to the ouster of USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny, who resigned in March under pressure from the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Raisman tells "60 Minutes" she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics.

"USA gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed." the statement says, ". we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe".

The Olympic gymnast from Needham won three gold medal and captained the U.S. Olympic team.

Nassar is now in jail after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography, but he did not plead guilty to sexually assaulting underage girls.

Authorities revealed back in December of previous year that they had discovered over 37,000 images and videos of child pornography featuring girls as young as six and a Go Pro video of Nassar molesting a group of young girls in a pool.

In a transcript of an excerpt from the "60 Minutes" interview, Raisman says a lot of people have asked her why Nassar's accusers didn't speak up sooner.

"I was just really innocent, I didn't really know, you know, you don't think that of someone, so I trusted him", Raisman said. "I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this".

Nassar was the USA Gymnastics' team physician for almost 20 years, beginning in 1996.

Nassar also is awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges and has been sued by more than 125 women alleging sexual abuse.

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Raisman's revelation comes a month after fellow Fierce Fiver McKayla Maroney came forward to say she was abused by Larry Nassar for several years, beginning when she was 13. "I told her literally everything, except for that, because I didn't know".

'It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was "treated".

She said she's still dealing with the effects of the abuse.

She claimed that on the way to the world championship that year Nassar gave her a sleeping pill, and the she awoke to find him performing a "treatment" on her in the hotel.

Aly Raisman continues to share her story.

Alexandra Raisman of the US performs during the Women's Floor Exercise Final at the Artistic Gymnastics events of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16 August 2016.

"I am angry. I'm really upset", Raisman told "60 Minutes", per USA Today.

She also expressed her fear, having not yet revealed at that time she was one of the doctor's victims. "And I think, it just disgusts me he was a doctor".

"I want to help".

She also once again spoke about how the young fans factor in to this, and how important it is to her that they have a safe environment.

"You don't want to let yourself believe, but you know, I am a victim of sexual abuse", Raisman, 23, explained.

"Nobody ever educated me on, 'Make sure you're not alone with an adult.' You know, 'Make sure he's not making you uncomfortable.' I didn't know the signs".

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