Aly Raisman wants USA Gymnastics to do better in response to this sex abuse scandal

<br /> Aly Raisman wants USA Gymnastics to do better in response to this sex abuse scandal



Raisman is not pleased with how USA Gymnastics has handled the scandal and accused the organization of spending too much time trying to “sweep it under the rug.”

“I feel like there’s a lot of articles about it, but nobody has said, ‘This is horrible, this is what we’re doing to change,’” Raisman said.

“What people don’t realize is that this doctor was a doctor for 29 years,” Raisman continued. “Whether or not he did it to a gymnast, they still knew him. Even if he didn’t do it to you, it’s still the trauma and the anxiety of wondering what could have happened. I think that needs to be addressed. These girls, they should be comfortable going to USA Gymnastics and saying: ‘I need help, I want therapy. I need this.’”

Raisman would not discuss in the interview if Nassar had ever inappropriately treated her, but that didn’t stop her from speaking up for other gymnasts.

“Everyone is important,” Raisman said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re the Olympic champion or you’re an 8-year-old that goes to gymnastics in Ohio, or wherever you are in the U.S. Every single kid is important and I want USA Gymnastics to do a better job with that.”

While the allegations against Nassar are heinous, 23-year-old Raisman is continuing to prove what an amazing role model she is by calling out the organization that she has been a part of for not doing enough to support the gymnastics community. And we need more people involved in USA Gymnastics to be like Raisman and stand up to bring justice to everyone who was impacted by Nassar’s crimes.


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