Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman says she was abused by Larry Nassar

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Aly Raisman has taken a fearless step forward and says that she was also sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Now 23, Raisman told "60 Minutes" that she started seeing Nassar when she was 15. Raisman, who says she's "angry" and "really upset" about what happened to her and others, originally addressed in August the many accusations against Nassar, but at the time she didn't get into her own history with Nassar. He eventually was arrested on child pornography charges and pleaded guilty.

Nassar is also facing 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and 11 counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct stemming from the allegations of sexual abuse made against him.

The former Michigan State doctor, who was sacked by USA Gymnastics in 2015, was previously accused of sexual misconduct by Raisman's fellow Fierce Five member McKayla Maroney and Sydney bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher.

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

"What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid to speak up?"

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"I am angry", Raisman told "60 Minutes". "These girls, they should be comfortable going to USA Gymnastics and saying 'I need help, I want therapy". More than 100 women and girls, including Raisman's teammate McKayla Maroney, have accused the former USA Gymnastics doctor of sexual abuse spanning decades.

She also calls on USA Gymnastics, the American Federation to make major changes in its "culture". She claimed the abuse began when she was just 13, and she had been reluctant to speak out because she knew he was a renowned physician. According to them, the osteopathic doctor was comforted by the particular environment of high-level gymnastics, where complaints and signs of injury could endanger Olympic dreams. Raisman told 60 Minutes.

USA Gymnastics, in a statement to "60 Minutes", said it was "very sorry that any athlete has been harmed" and that "we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe".

Team USA Gymnastics released a lengthy statement about allegations in February, stating in part that "Regarding Dr. Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics is appalled that anyone would exploit a young athlete or child in the manner alleged".

Dantzscher also filed a lawsuit against Nassar in California last September as "Jane Doe".

Raisman has been an outspoken advocate for survivors of sexual abuse.

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