Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by United States national team doctor

Gymnast Aly Raisman at Fenway Park last year

The 23-year-old gymnast says she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar, who worked for USA Gymnastics for nearly 20 years.

Raisman told 60 Minutes in an interview airing Sunday that Dr. Larry Nassar began treating her when she was 15.

"Why are we looking at why didn't the girls speak up?"

Raisman told "60 Minutes" that the alleged abuse started when she was 15.

In a television preview released Friday of the "60 Minutes" interview, Raisman said she didn't know why it took so long for allegations against Nassar to come forward.

Raisman is the latest gymnast to speak out against Nassar after Jessica Howard, the U.S. national rhythmic gymnastics champion from 1999 to 2001, and Jeanette Antolin, a Pan American Games silver medallist, also revealed they had been the victim of sexual abuse on the same programme in February.

The Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. She said she feels as though the organizations were more concerned with protecting their image and protecting themselves legally than with preventing abuse in the future. She says she spoke to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the Rio Games. When I see these young girls that come up to me and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is, I just ...

Raisman discusses the abuse in her new book, Fierce.

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After the Rio Olympics, where she won a second team gold as well as silver medals in the all-around and floor exercise, Raisman told 60 Minutes she finally made a decision to speak to FBI investigators about Dr. Nassar. Maroney revealed allegations in a tweet on October 18, in which she included the hashtag #MeToo.

The 23-year-old, a two-time world team champion, revealed that she spoken to the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the claims of sexual abuse levelled at Nassar after she led the American team at Rio 2016.

"It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was 'treated.' It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and it happened before I won my silver", Maroney wrote.

He has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges and could face life in prison if he is convicted of the 22 criminal sexual conduct charges he is facing. In a statement to "60 Minutes", it added that "USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed".

"In the a year ago, Aly has become an advocate for many issues, and sharing her personal experience of abuse takes great courage", USA Gymnastics said.

The former athlete, who claims to be "angry", wants to "just bring change" so that young gymnasts "never have to live this again".

USA Gymnastics launched an independent review of its policies in the wake of the allegations against Nassar in the summer of 2016, following reporting by the Indianapolis Star that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches and staff at some of its more than 3,500 clubs across the country.

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