Aly Raisman Says Olympics Coach May Have Known About Abuse Since 2011

February 08, 2018Feb 08, 2018

Gold medalist Aly Raisman isn't done talking about the abuse she and other gymnasts suffered at the hands of former team physician Larry Nassar. She wants everyone responsible to pay for their actions.

During an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, she dropped a bomb. She claimed that former Olympic team coach John Geddert may have known about the sexual abuse as early as 2011.

"We would talk about it amongst ourselves," she said. "And 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."

The exchange happened in 2011, said Raisman. That's a full five years before Nassar was caught.

Geddert's lawyer did not respond to CNN's request for comment about the car discussion.

"I don't know what he (Geddert) did or didn't do from there," she continued. "I know he didn't ask us any questions, but that is just why we need the full, independent investigation to get to the bottom of who knew about this."

She said this story is just one of the illustrations of the ways the Nassar scandal remains uninvestigated. She fears that every aspect of the case will continue uninvestigated if the US Olympic Committee doesn't begin a truly independent probe with full access to all emails and data.

Raisman is among more than 200 women who have come forward publicly with stories of abuse at the hands of Nassar.

Geddert coached the Olympic Gold medal team known as "The Fierce Five," which included Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber, has since retired. Michigan Law enforcement officials said they are investigating complaints against him.

"Everyone has to care," Raisman said. "It's just unacceptable to me. This should have never ever happened. You know, if one adult listened or had the character to act ... we would have never met him."

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