Monday, 19 February, 2018

Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Confronts Larry Nassar in Court

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Lucia Summers | 21 January, 2018, 02:23

"The tables have turned, Larry", Raisman said. Her father killed himself in 2016, Stephens said, after realizing she had not been lying.

Raisman's full statement can be read here or watched here.

Consider the bravery it takes to recount these traumatizing details in front of a room of people, let alone while looking at the perpetrator of these crimes in the eye.

"You do realize now the women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time are now a force, and you are nothing." said Raisman, who has also accused Nassar of abuse along with fellow gymnasts, at the Ingham County courthouse in MI.

Raisman said Perry has become the leader of "an organization that I feel is rotting from the inside" and she will be judged by how she handles the situation.

She made a promise to Nassar.

Raisman explained the pain caused by Nassar's constant manipulation and violations of trust.

She says she still loves gymnastics and adds that if just one adult had listened to children over the past 30 years, "this tragedy could have been avoided".

Nassar admitted in November that he digitally penetrated 10 girls, mostly under the guise of treatment, between 1998 and 2015. "I, and so many others, would never have met you", she said. She wasn't planning on being in court, Nassar is present for the testimonials, but she ultimately chose to go. And then she got to the crux of the issue, calling for independent investigations and calling those who think sexual abuse is an isolated problem "delusional".

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She said such operations are "not about any one country, nor are they about making political statements". FONOP is the military's term for freedom of navigation operations.

"Now this is entertaining to me", Aquilina said while reading the letter aloud in court on Thursday, January 18.

Wieber's statement was the first time she spoke publicly about Nassar. Wieber and Raisman had contacted the Michigan Attorney General's Office earlier this week asking for permission to speak on Friday, officials said.

Over 100 women in total are expected to give statements before the judge decides on Nassar's sentencing. You took advantage of our passions and our dreams. "The entire principle of this should be fought - an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers, but I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine for you, McKayla", Chrissy wrote on Twitter.

"Most of you know me as a happy, giggly, and energetic girl". In the process, she also destroyed USA Gymnastics for enabling his monstrous behavior that affected at least 125 girls and women.

In another powerful moment, survivor Kate Mahon quoted the when she said: "Scream so that one day a hundred years from now, another sister will not have to dry her tears wondering where in history she lost her voice". "She's assisting them", Grewal said.

Raisman arrived in court at 9 a.m. accompanying her 2012 teammate Jordyn Wieber, who made the first victim statement of the morning. "I'm going to try and do everything I can to help the survivors and to help us grow from this and learn from it and move forward".

In fact, Boyce said, Klages told Nassar about Boyce's concerns, and at Boyce's next appointment with Nassar, "pulled up a stool and said, 'so, I talked to Kathie".

Raisman said Monday she would not attend the sentencing, but later changed her mind. "So we can fix and once again believe in this wonderful sport". "He abused her", Markham told the court. "We continue to believe President Simon is the right leader for the university and she has our support". Where were you when we needed you?

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