Aly Raisman & 140 of Larry Nassar's Victims Give Moving Speech at ESPYs 2018

Aly Raisman & 140 of Larry Nassar's Victims Give Moving Speech at ESPYs 2018

Aly Raisman and survivors of Larry Nassar‘s abuse receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the 2018 ESPYs.

The Olympic gymnast was joined on stage by 140 victims, including Jordyn Wieber, as they were given the award by Jennifer Garner at the event held at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday (July 18) in Los Angeles.

The young athletes have all shared their stories – even when they were silenced – about the horrifying sexual abuse they went through because of the disgraced USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor, who has been sentenced to 175 years in prison.

They were given a standing ovation by the crowd.

“The ripple effect of our actions, or inactions, can be enormous, spanning generations,” Aly said. “Perhaps the greatest tragedy of this nightmare is that it could have been avoided. Whether you act or do nothing, you are shaping the world that we live in. Impacting others. All we needed was one adult to have the integrity to stand between us and Larry Nassar.”

“If just one adult had listened, believed, and acted, the people standing before you on this stage would have never have met him,” she continued, adding, “We may suffer alone, but we survive together.”

Watch below.

FYI: Aly is wearing Irene Neuwirth jewelry. Jordyn is wearing Jovani.

25+ pictures inside of Aly Raisman and more at the event…

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