"It doesn't matter if you're the Olympic champion or you're an 8-year-old that goes to gymnastics in OH, or wherever you are in the United States", Raisman said in a joint interview with USA TODAY Sports and The Associated Press in August, when she and her Final Five teammates from Rio were inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
"I always thought he was weird, but I just thought 'he was weird.' I want people to understand that I really didn't know it was happening to me". But Raisman has recorded an interview with the news magazine 60 Minutes. So I really thought he was a nice person. Aly added, "I want people to know, one bad chapter in the book or in your life, it doesn't mean your story is over". "I'm really upset. I care a lot and when I see these young girls and they come up and ask for pictures I just I look at them".
"I think it's important for people to know, too, I'm still trying to put the pieces together today", Raisman says.
In a statement to "60 Minutes", USA Gymnastics said it was "very sorry that any athlete has been harmed".
This morning we learned of another big name tied to a claim of sexual abuse, only this time it is a victim with a very recognizable name and face.
Asked if USA Gymnastics did everything that they could to protect athletes, Raisman said "no".
'You know, my teammates and I were all sitting at the table, and they did not come over to say hi to us or to congratulate us'.
"I was just really innocent". "You don't want to let yourself believe, but you know, I am a victim of sexual abuse". At the time, she said, "I was making excuses for him, which I realized later, that's often what people do when they're manipulated". Raisman describes the abuse during an interview on "60 Minutes" that will air today and also talks about it in her new book, "Fierce", which comes out next week. He pleaded guilty to child pornography charges but not guilty to charges of sexual assault.
USA Gymnastics has said it is taking steps toward creating a safer environment for its athletes. "I want to do more". You know, you don't think that of someone.
She blames USA Gymnastics, which has a standing policy against adults being alone with minors, for not looking out for her and the other athletes. And I think that needs to be communicated to all of these athletes, no matter the age.
LaPook says he reported as much as he could while still being sensitive to Raisman.
In light of the sex abuse scandal, USA Gymnastics adopted a series of reforms in June that it said will better prevent and respond to future cases of abuse.
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Maroney said Nassar abused her before the USA team won gold in the 2012 Olympics and before she won silver on vault.
"... It turned out that I wasn't the only one feeling uncomfortable", she continues. The 23-year-old recalled after being interview by the investigator in 2015 that she realized Nassar had abused her and reached out to her sport's national governing body asking to speak to the detective again.