U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Aly Raisman Says she was Sexually Abused by U.S. National Team Doctor Larry Nassar
U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Aly Raisman Says Sexually Abused by National Team Doctor Larry Nassar ..
Uhg, it just doesn’t seem to stop. U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by the United States team doctor Larry Nassar. Three weeks ago, Olympian McKayla Maroney broke her silence on Twitter to allege that Nassar preyed on her from the time she was 13 until she left the sport. This is a shame that this has obviously been going on for quite some time, much like the Hollywood systemic sexual abuse. Dr. Nassar, who worked with the U.S. women’s national gymnastics teams for more than two decades, is now in jail. Nassar pleaded guilty to child pornography charges but not guilty to charges of sexual assault.
One of America’s biggest Olympic stars has come forward to accuse the former U.S. women’s gymnastics team doctor of sexual abuse. Aly Raisman, who won six medals, three of them gold, for the U.S. at the last two Olympic Summer Games, says she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar. Raisman tells her story to Dr. Jon LaPook for a 60 Minutes report to be broadcast Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Raisman, 23, says she was first treated by Dr. Nassar when she was 15. She talks about her experiences in a new book called “Fierce.” It’s the story of a girl who dreamed of going to the Olympics, and how she realized her goal, but it also includes new insights into a scandal that goes to the highest level of Raisman’s sport.
Raisman says a lot of people have asked her why Nassar’s accusers didn’t speak up sooner.
RAISMAN: Why are we looking at why didn’t the girls speak up? Why not look at what about the culture? What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid to speak up?
JON LAPOOK: You’re angry.
RAISMAN: I am angry. I’m really upset because it’s been– I care a lot you know, when I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is, I just– I can’t– every time I look at them, every time I see them smiling, I just think– I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this.
In a statement to 60 Minutes, USA Gymnastics said it has made major changes since the Nassar scandal broke. The organization says it recently adopted a new “safe sport policy” that requires “mandatory reporting” of suspicions of sexual abuse and also sets standards to “prevent inappropriate interaction” between athletes and adults. “USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed…” the statement says, “…we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe.”
Broadcasting Lengend Vin Scully Says He Will Never Watch Another NFL Game Over Anthem Protests (VIDEO)
BASEBALL AND THE WORLD SERIES GOT IT RIGHT … AS THE NFL AND THEIR OVERPAID, PRIVILEGED MALCONTENT PLAYERS CONTINUE TO DRIVE FANS AWAY.
On Saturday night, former Dodgers announcer, broadcasting legend and Hall of Famer Vin Scully stated what many people have done and continue to do. Scully said, he “will never watch another NFL game” because of the protests. While football continues to shoot itself in the foot with their player protest of the National anthem that is looked upon as disrespect to our flag, our country and our military, Major League Baseball, the World Series, the L.A. Dodgers, the Houston Astros, and its players hit a home run and got it so right.
Saturday night, former Dodgers announcer and Hall of Famer Vin Scully was at the Pasadena Civic Center for an event called “An Evening With Vin Scully.”
At some point during the event, Scully was asked about the NFL’s national anthem protests, in which players have taken a knee during the anthem to protest police brutality and racism. Scully said he “will never watch another NFL game” because of the protests.
China Considers 3 Year Jail Terms for Disrespecting National Anthem and Flag … NFL Players May Want to Take Notice
WHAT WOULD NFL PLAYERS DO IF THEY LIVED AND PLAYED IN CHINA?
China is considering giving 3 year jail terms for those who disrespect their national anthem or flag in public. China has already passed a new law in September mandating up to 15 days in police detention for those who mock the “March of the Volunteers” national anthem. The law covers China, as well as the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau. The players of the NFL who consistently take a knee and disrespect the flag, national anthem and military may want to thank their lucky stars that they live in such a plantation mentality country that pays them millions for playing a game and doesn’t jail them for their actions. Maybe if these malcontents think the USA is so bad, they can go to China instead and see what real oppression and slavery looks like.
China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament is considering jail terms of up to three years for people who disrespect the national anthem or flag in public, while an existing anthem law will be applied in Hong Kong, state media said on Tuesday.
Xi Jinping has ushered in new legislation aimed at securing China from threats both within and outside its borders since taking over as president in 2013, as well as presiding over a sweeping crackdown on dissent and free speech.
China passed a new law in September mandating up to 15 days in police detention for those who mock the “March of the Volunteers” national anthem, a law that also covers the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau.
Parliament is now looking at whether to amend China’s Criminal Law to include criminal penalties for disrespect of the national anthem, including intentionally distorting the lyrics or tune, Xinhua said.
“Violators in this regard may face punishments of up to three years of imprisonment, according to the draft,” it said.
It was not clear when the amendment might be passed but it could be at the end of the week, when parliament’s standing committee closes its current session.
America’s Favorite Pastime is Back … MLB Brings Back Respect for National Anthem, Game 1 World Series … Keith Williams Jr. Hits a Home Run with his Rendition of National Anthem(VIDEO)
WOW, BEST RENDITION OF NATIONAL ANTHEM SINCE WHITNEY HOUSTON … THIS GAVE HE CHILLS!!!
Major League Baseball may just become America’s favorite pastime again. In recent years the NFL passed baseball by as America’s favorite pastime; however, I feel the winds of change. With all the controversy going on in the NFL with entitled millionaire players disrespecting the national anthem, the American flag and the military by taking a knee, not standing, staying in the locker room or doing some other disrespectful gesture during the playing of our nation’s anthem, check out the video below and see how Major League Baseball got it right.
Watch the players, Black, White, Asian and Hispanic, all standing with hats off with reverence and respect. Many of these baseball players are not even American citizens, but they show the respect for the anthem and flag. Then Keith Williams Jr., a black gospel sing, just nails it, NAILS IT and hits a grand slam! This rendition of the American National Anthem at the start of game one of the 2017 World Series between the LA Dodgers and the Houston Astros was simply amazing. That is how it is done NFL. But instead, the fools of the NFL continue to show disrespect and lose their fan base as more and more people tune off the NFL. Keep it up NFL. What is really sick, is we actually have people in this country who think it is appropriate to kneel. Shameful and indicative of a declining and respectful society.
Thank you Keith Williams Jr!!!
Hey, why not another version of the same rendition, this time with a fly over at the end. This is just fantastic. I cannot get enough of this video. What an amazing job at I time when we really needed it. KUDOS to MLB. Oh and by the way, it has been a great series!!!
Hillary Clinton Defends Rerespectful NFL Players Kneeling During National Anthem … Tells Them to Continue “Resistance” and Kneel for Anthem (VIDEO)
THE FOLLOWING UP QUESTION SHOULD HAVE BEEN, WAS IT A REVERENT POSITION FOR MONICA LEWINSKY?
So dog whistles is the new code for right wing conspiracy … It would appear that the misguided and out of touch Hillary Clinton has decided to chime in on the NFL kneeling for the National Anthem. Hillary Clinton stated while on her book tour over seas that kneeling during the National Anthem is a reverent position. She said, “That was not against our anthem or our flag. Actually, kneeling is a reverent position. It was to demonstrate in a peaceful way against racism and injustice in our criminal system.” REALLY? Was it reverent Hillary when Monica was on her knees with your husband? Hmm?
This is why Hillary Clinton was defeated. One is supposed to pick their battles. Clinton went on to say, “I think it would be a grave error for Democrats to recede from those fights, so therefore we have to stand up, fight back, resist.” So the LEFT’s battle is to disrespect America. Compare this to Trump’s “Making America Great Again.” Liberals like Hillary and the rest are going to march the Democrat party right over the cliff.
President Donald Trump: Clinton’s defense of kneeling NFL players shows ‘why she didn’t win‘.
President Donald Trump is 100% correct. This is one of the reasons why she didn’t win the 2016 presidential election. Hillary Clinton is out of touch with the majority of mainstream America. A majority of Americans believe the player should stand for the national anthem. And on overwhelming majority of NFL fans think the same. But you have a misguided, clueless liberal in Hillary Clinton who just believes in being disrespectful in order to protest is perfectly okay. It is no wonder why she lost. Hillary is a hateful individual who would blame everyone else for her 2016 election loss, except for the fact that she was on the wrong side of every issue of the American people.
“Well, that’s why she lost the election. I mean, honestly, it’s that thinking, that is the reason she lost the election. When you go down and take a knee or any other way, you’re sitting, essentially for our great national anthem,” Trump said. “If Hillary Clinton actually made the statement that, in a form, sitting down during the playing of our great national anthem is not disrespectful, then I fully understand why she didn’t win.”
“I mean, look, there are a lot of reasons she didn’t win, including the fact that she was not good at what she did,” the president continued. “But I will tell you, that is something that I had just heard about, and I think that her statement in itself is very disrespectful to our country.”
Monday afternoon, Trump said kneeling during the anthem is the same as sitting, a show of disrespect. He told reporters that “there’s plenty of time to do lots of other things” outside of the anthem, and that the protests had sparked nationwide anger with the NFL, the nation’s most popular sports league.