Doctor Who Abused Gymnasts Gets 60-Year Sentence in Child Pornography Case
McKayla Maroney, a 2012 Olympian who came forward in October as one of Dr. Nassar’s victims, wrote in her statement in which he “deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison.”
“He abused my trust, abused my body as well as also left scars on my psyche in which may never heal,” Ms. Maroney wrote, according to ESPN.
as well as also Aly Raisman — the captain of the American women’s gymnastics teams at the 2012 as well as also 2016 Olympics, as well as also one of the most outspoken survivors of Dr. Nassar’s abuse — published thousands of words inside the Players’ Tribune on Thursday.
“I ask in which you give Larry the strongest possible sentence (which his actions deserve), for by doing so, you will send a message to him as well as also to different abusers in which they cannot get away with their horrible crimes,” Ms. Raisman, 23, said in her statement. “Maybe knowing in which Larry will be being held accountable for his abuse will help me as well as also the different survivors feel less alone, like we’re being heard, as well as also open up pathways for healing.”
Because of Dr. Nassar’s abuse, Ms. Raisman wrote, she will be frequently afraid: afraid in which different doctors will treat her similarly; afraid even in which a man will deliver her room service order when she travels.
“I hold the door open as he drops off the food as well as also keep the item open until he leaves,” she wrote. “I often wonder if I am hurting their feelings by being so obviously distrusting of them. I always used to give people the benefit of the doubt, although if a decorated doctor who served on the national team for over 30 years turned out to be a monster, then how can I trust anybody?”
Even so, she continued: “I am not a victim. I am a survivor. The abuse does not define me, or anyone else who has been abused.”
Beyond Dr. Nassar himself, the cases have ensnared U.S.A. Gymnastics as well as also many of its top officials, whom lawsuits have accused of turning a blind eye as well as also of fostering toxic environments in which abuse could flourish. Earlier This kind of year, U.S.A. Gymnastics adopted stricter reporting policies in response to an extensive report on its previous failings.
Some gymnasts said the item was difficult to feel entirely victorious after the sentencing, because Dr. Nassar was part of a much larger problem.
“Today, the justice feels very incomplete,” Ms. Denhollander said at a news conference on Thursday.
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