Aly Raisman Delivers Inspiring Speech about Sexual Assault at Glamour's Women of the Year Summit 2017

Aly Raisman Delivers Inspiring Speech about Sexual Assault at Glamour's Women of the Year Summit 2017

Aly Raisman takes the stage for Glamour’s 2017 Women Of The Year Live Summit held at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday (November 13) in New York City.

Just hours before the dinner and awards event, the Olympic gymnast made an inspiring speech about her experience with sexual assault with former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar, something that she only revealed earlier this month.

“I am among a huge number of young gymnasts abused by US Olympic and USA Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar,” she opened with. “This man held a position of influence and power in the sport for more than 20 years. The extent of harm he caused is beyond comprehension.”

Aly continued, “More than 130 young women have filed lawsuits alleging abuse by Nassar and we may never know how many others may be suffering in silence. I stand here for all of them.”

“I am beyond disgusted that a decorated Olympic and USA Gymnastics doctor was able to prey upon so many over such a long period of time; and until we fully understand the flaws in the system that allowed this to happen in the first place—and enabled it to continue for decades—we can’t be confident it won’t happen again… I am determined to work towards real and meaningful change.”

Aly came forward with her own story shortly after teammate McKayla Maroney revealed her own experience with the same team doctor.

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Posted to: Alexandra Raisman