Published: Sat, March 03, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

First Male Gymnast Accuses Larry Nassar Of Sexual Abuse

First Male Gymnast Accuses Larry Nassar Of Sexual Abuse

Another lawsuit has been filed against former doctor Larry Nassar, along with USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University - this time by a male gymnast. Nassar regularly invited patients to visit him after business hours in the basement of his home if they needed help with injuries, according to women in the lawsuit. News. "USA Gymnastics supports our athletes...who have shared their experiences with abuse, and we are very sorry that any athlete has been hurt by the despicable crimes of Larry Nassar", the statement read. Team USA also failed to contact Michigan State University, Nassar's former employer, for allowing Nassar to continue his abuse.

The complaint says Nassar sexually abused Raisman at the Karolyi Ranch National Training Center in Walker County, Texas, at national and global competitions and during the London Olympics in 2012.

USA Gymnastics says it "acted without hesitation" after learning of "athlete concerns" in the summer of 2015.

Earlier this month Nassar, who had worked for more than 20 years as the U.S. team physician, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting young gymnasts seeking medical treatment from him.

Moore, who now is a gymnast at the University of MI, joins the more than 260 women and girls who have told law enforcement that they were sexually abused by Nassar. "It has become painfully clear that these organizations have no intention of properly addressing this problem", Raisman said in a statement.

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Raisman, in recent interviews, has accused the USOC of ignoring allegations against Nassar and threatening her not to tell how he molested her under the guise of treatment.

Moore, who is now a freshman gymnast at the University of Michigan, joined his sister in a federal lawsuit Wednesday against Nassar, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, where Nassar worked.

It said on Wednesday its chief executive officer, Scott Blackmun, was resigning for medical reasons, citing Blackmun's "ongoing health issues" related to prostate cancer, for which he has been receiving treatment. The Committee also announced reform to help protect athletes from abuse.

America's Olympic athletes are pushing for reforms within US Olympic Committee in the wake of the gymnastics sex abuse scandal. "After all this time, they remain unwilling to conduct a full investigation, and without a solid understanding of how this happened, it is delusional to think sufficient changes can be implemented". USA Gymnastics also ended its relationship with the Karolyi Ranch in January and is now searching for a new training center. She called out USOC and USA Gymnastics in August for sweeping cases of sexual abuse under the rug, saying, "I just would like a little more accountability from USA Gymnastics and the USOC...."

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