Another North Texas Gymnast Accuses Larry Nassar of Sexual Assault - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Another North Texas Gymnast Accuses Larry Nassar of Sexual Assault

Alyssa Baumann revealed she filed a lawsuit against USA Gymnastics in August

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    Another North Texas Gymnast Accuses Nassar of Sexual Assault

    North Texas gymnast Alyssa Baumann revealed Thursday she is a survivor of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar. (Published Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018)

    North Texas gymnast Alyssa Baumann revealed Thursday she is a survivor of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar.

    Baumann, originally from Plano, shared the news in a statement on Twitter, writing, "I feel like I have reached a point where I can share my story."

    The 20-year-old also spoke with the Indianapolis Star. In an article posted Thursday, she revealed that she was the "Jane Doe" who filed a lawsuit against USA Gymnastics in August.

    In that lawsuit, Baumann said a coach overheard her talking about the abuse. The coach reported it to USA Gymnastics, but Baumann said she wasn't asked about it until 30 months later.

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    [DFW] Dallas Gymnast's Lawsuit Says Larry Nassar Sexually Abused Her 6 Times

    Dallas gymnast Kennedy Baker on Wednesday became the latest gymnast to allege sexual abuse by Larry Nassar.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018)

    The lawsuit claims Nassar assaulted Baumann more than 40 times between 2013 and 2015, including at the Karolyi Ranch outside of Houston.

    An injury forced Baumann to abandon her attempt to make the 2016 Olympic Team. She now competes at the University of Florida.

    "Yes, I am a survivor of sexual assault, but I refuse to let that define or limit me," she wrote. "I pray that people will still see me as Alyssa. A strong person who never gave up, even after a severe injury."

    This comes as the U.S. Olympic Committee removes USA Gymnastics as the sport's national governing body.

    Baumann said the reason she's coming forward now is to remind those in charge to make this more than just a title change, but to make sure the culture changes too.

    She's one of nearly 500 survivors now suing USA Gymnastics. Wednesday Dallas gymnast Kennedy Baker also filed suit.

    Carly Patterson Talks About Gymnastics Abuse Scandal

    [DFW] Carly Patterson Talks About Gymnastics Abuse Scandal

    North Texas gymnastics legend Carly Patterson is talking for the first time about the sexual abuse scandal at USA Gymnastics. Patterson won the all-around gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. For nearly five years, Patterson was in the care of Dr. Larry Nassar, who's now in prison for molesting hundreds of young athletes.

    (Published Monday, May 28, 2018)

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