Category: Culture

Aly Raisman says Olympic coach ignored complaints about abuse by team doctor

(JTA) — Aly Raisman said her former coach on the U.S. Olympics gymnastics team likely knew but said nothing of molestation allegations against former team doctor Larry Nassar.

Raisman, who is Jewish and the winner of numerous Olympic medals, including several golds, spoke Thursday in an interview with CNN.

“One of my teammates described in graphic detail what Nassar had done to her the night before. And John Geddert was in the car with us and he just didn’t say anything,” she said of the coach.

Raisman said the conversation occurred in 2011 — five years before Nassar was arrested.