The Olympic gymnast, Aly Raisman, one of the most vocal accusers of the disgraced and now-imprisoned Larry Nassar, opened up again about the horrifying trauma she deals with every day as a result of Larry’s actions. According to the 24-year-old girl, she relives those terrifying moments continuously; she’s “constantly reliving” them.
During a chat with reporters from The Improper Bostonian magazine, in a story published just last week, Raisman dished on what it was like to deal with traumatic experiences even after she testified against the former Team USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar.
Raisman, who, obviously, is a tenacious athlete, said to reporters that she hasn’t even worked out in the last few months, which is very strange. She’s an athlete who loves exercise and physical fitness.
Raisman, who is the captain for both of the gold-medal winning teams of 2012 and 2016, said Larry abused her several times, beginning in 2010, and again at the 2012 Games in London.
Aly isn’t the only one, hundreds of other women and girls claim that Larry used his position to abuse them. Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting young girls under the guise that he was treating them as a doctor would for injuries.
Fortunately, the court and jury gave him sentences which will keep him in prison for life. Raisman for many years thought it was just normal medical treatment but eventually began to figure it out as she grew older and wiser.
It was an incredibly challenging thing for her to acknowledge, and it resulted in horrible feelings of shame, depression and guilt.
According to Raisman, many other women and girls have said the same thing: that they spoke out about what happened to them but nobody listened. Raisman feels as though she’s providing a voice for the voiceless. The young Olympian wants to be known and remembered for standing up for what is right.