The fourth day of sentencing for Larry Nassar has begun.
Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is now the fourth member of the “Fierce Five” to accuse the USA Gymnastics team doctor of molestation and sexual assault.
While teammate Aly Raisman supported her from the courtroom, the 22-year-old athlete revealed for the first time that she is also a survivor of the disgraced doctor’s abuse.
The decorated gymnast, who says the abuse began when she was 14, shared during her victim impact statement in front of the judge:
“I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do. But the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar.”
“My teammates and I were subjected to his medical care every month at the national team training center in Texas. He was allowed to treat us alone in hotels without any supervision.Nobody was protecting us, nobody was even concerned if we were being sexually abused. The lack of accountability from USAG, USOC and Michigan State [makes us] confused and disappointed.”
Wieber not only blasted the serial pedophile, but she also accused USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee of allowing this monster access to young girls. She said:
“Larry Nassar is accountable. USA Gymnastics is accountable. The U.S. Olympic Committee is accountable. (USA Gymnastics’) lack of accountability has caused me and many other girls to remain shameful, confused and disappointed. My teammates and friends have been through enough and now it’s time for change. The current and future gymnasts do not deserve to live in anxiety, fear and being unprotected like I was.”
You can watch the powerful moment (below):
Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber making a powerful statement in court as she comes public about being abused by disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar. @CBSEveningNews @CBSThisMorning pic.twitter.com/wor5wvoqtY
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After Wieber gave her testimony, the victim impact statements continued, with at least four minors coming forward to speak at the time of this publication. There are now 122 total women willing to speak.
You can continue to watch the proceeding live HERE.
Our hearts are with the sister survivors and their families.
[Image via NBC.]