Several USA Olympic gymnasts have come forward to accuse Larry Nassar of sexual asault. These brave women recently spoke at his sentencing detailing how the former gymnastics team doctor abused them. More than 100 individuals have discussed the sexual assault they suffered at the hands of Nassar — many of them being gymnasts. Keep scrolling to read some of the statements given by gymnasts who’ve publically spoken out against Nassar.
“The tables have turned, Larry. We are here, we have our voices, and we are not going anywhere,” she courageously stated. “Larry, you abused the power and trust I and so many others placed in you, and I am not sure I will ever come to terms with how horribly you manipulated and violated me.”
“I am not afraid to tell my story anymore. I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar,” she bravely shared on Instagram. “For too long I have asked myself, ‘Was I too naive? Was it my fault?’ I now know the answers to those questions. No. No, it was not my fault. No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG, and others.”
“I didn’t publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful,” she shared on Instagram after being accused of victim-blaiming Aly. “I wholeheartedly support my teammates for coming forward with what happened to them.”
“People should know that this is not just happening in Hollywood,” McKayla explained. “I had a dream to go to the Olympics, and the things that I had to endure to get there, were unnecessary, and disgusting.”
“He would put his fingers inside of me, move my leg around,” she said last year. “He would tell me I was going to feel a pop and that that would put my hips back and help my back pain.”
Other gymnasts including Jeanette Antolin, Rachael Denhollander, Jessica Howard, Lindsey Lemke, Kaylee Lorincz, and Kaylee Lorincz have also come forward to detail their abuse from Larry Nassar.