Second member of Fierce Five says she was abused by doctor

Second member of Fierce Five says she was abused by doctor

Aly Raisman's undeniable talent and grace under pressure at two consecutive Olympics made her a role model to young gymnasts around the world, but it's what she endured behind the scenes that makes her journey to becoming a gold-medal-winning gymnast all the more inspiring.

Raisman said she came forward about Nassar to warn others to always be on guard. She also describes the alleged abuse in her book, Fierce, being released this week.

"You don't want to let yourself believe, but you know, I am a victim of sexual abuse", Raisman, 23, explained. "Like, it's really not an easy thing to let yourself believe that".

Raisman was one of the "fierce five" who helped lead the American women to the team gold medal back in 2012. Last month, McKayla Maroney detailed how Nassar began molesting her at the age of 13 at a USA national team training camp in Texas and continued the abuse until she left the sport.

She claimed that on top of seeing the physician as a friend and confidante, she also was unaware of what sexual abuse really was - which is why she didn't realize the gravity of her situation until now. "Why not look at - what about the culture?" she said. "I didn't really know". "Every single kid is important, and I want USA Gymnastics to do a better job with that".

Because the athletes were instructed to keep a strict diet while they were training, former gymnast Jeanette Antolin says Dr. Nassar would sneak them snacks and candy. "And I- I don't think he does it on goal because, you know, I think he cares about me, '" Raisman told "60 Minutes". You know, so I just- I trusted him ...

He is now behind bars in a MI prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography in July.

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Raisman, 23, said she thought team doctor Larry Nassar, who spent almost 30 years with the organization and began treating her when she was just 15, was providing medical care. She also shared, "I didn't know the signs".

Aly Raisman is the most prominent athlete to come forward so far about Nassar.

Raisman has been openly critical of the way USA Gymnastics has handled complaints against Nassar as well as other allegations of sexual abuse.

In an appearance on Today to promote her book, Aly opened up about why she has chose to speak out. "Every time I look at them, every time I see them smiling, I just think- I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this".

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.

Raisman has been highly critical of USA Gymnastics in recent months, calling for leadership change at the top of the organization while advocating for athlete's rights. The teen wrote to Aly to say that she had read Aly's statements about the abuse, and that Aly's bravery in speaking out had given her the courage to speak up about her own sexual abuse at the hands of her father.

'I really thought he was looking out for me.

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