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raisman embraces role as 'fierce' advocate for abuse victims


the people come forward to aly raisman almost daily now. random strangers. men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. they see the six-time olympic medal winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell.it was jarring at first, if raisman is being honest. when she pitched her autobiography "fierce" to publishers last summer shortly after the 2016 olympics, she intended to focus on her journey from tenacious prodigy to champion. and while all of that is in there, the part of her experience that's resonated the most since the book's release earlier this month is the one she wasn't sure she'd be able to share.it's chapter 22, titled "the survivors." in it, raisman outlines how she was abused by former national team doctor larry nassar, how he "groom






raisman embraces role as ‘fierce’ advocate for abuse victims


the people come forward to aly raisman almost daily now. random strangers. men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. they see the six-time olympic medal winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell.it was jarring at first, if raisman is being honest. when she pitched her autobiography “fierce” to publishers last summer shortly after the 2016 olympics, she intended to focus on her journey from tenacious prodigy to champion. and while all of that is in there, the part of her experience that’s resonated the most since the book’s release earlier this month is the one she wasn’t sure she’d be able to share.it’s chapter 22, titled “the survivors.” in it, raisman outlines how she was abused by former national team doctor larry nassar, how he “groom






olympic gymnast aly raisman: i was abused by doctor


new york — olympic gymnast aly raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former usa gymnastics team doctor.raisman tells "60 minutes" she was 15 when she was first treated by dr. larry nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at usa gymnastics. he's now is in jail in michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.raisman, the captain of the 2012 and 2016 olympic gold-medal winning team, details the abuse in her book "fierce," which will be released on nov. 14.raisman is the latest gymnast to claim she was abused by nassar. mckayla maroney, who won two medals at the 2012 games as raisman's teammate, said last month she was molested for years by nassar.nassar also is awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct cha






gabby douglas apologizes for criticizing aly raisman’s stance on sexual assault


aly raisman has become more vocal about sexual abuse since revealing that she had been molested by larry nassar, the former usa gymnastics team doctor.gabby douglas says she’s “deeply sorry” for a comment she made about fierce five teammate aly raisman’s stance on sexual-assault victims.in an instagram post friday, raisman spoke out against those who blame sexual assault on the way victims dress.“just because a woman does a sexy photo shoot or wears a sexy outfit does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe her when she comes forward about sexual abuse,” raisman wrote. “what is wrong with some of you? and when a woman dresses sexy, it does not give a man the right to sexually abuse her ever. … it is because of you that so many survivors live in fear.”douglas, responding to her






olympic gymnast aly raisman: i was abused by doctor


new york (ap) — olympic gymnast aly raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former usa gymnastics team doctor.raisman tells “60 minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by dr. larry nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at usa gymnastics. he’s now is in jail in michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.raisman, the captain of the 2012 and 2016 olympic gold-medal winning team, details the abuse in her book “fierce,” which will be released on nov. 14.raisman is the latest gymnast to claim she was abused by nassar. mckayla maroney, who won two medals at the 2012 games as raisman’s teammate, said last month she was molested for years by nassar.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks






u.s. olympic gymnast aly raisman says she also was sexually abused by team docto


six-time olympic medalist aly raisman has joined the list of u.s. gymnasts who say they were sexually abused by larry nassar, the team's longtime doctor. raisman describes the abuse during an interview on "60 minutes" that will air sunday and also talks about it in her new book, "fierce," which comes out next week."i am angry. i'm really upset," raisman told "60 minutes," per usa today. "i see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is. ... i just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this."raisman would not divulge exactly what nassar did to her, but she did say that nassar began treating her at the age of 15. she also said that she spoke to fbi investigators about him after last year's olympics in rio de janei






olympic gold medalist aly raisman says she also was sexually abused by team doct


six-time olympic medalist aly raisman has joined the list of u.s. gymnasts who say they were sexually abused by larry nassar, the team's longtime doctor. raisman describes the abuse during an interview on "60 minutes" that will air sunday and also talks about it in her new book, "fierce," which comes out next week."i am angry. i'm really upset," raisman told "60 minutes," per usa today. "i see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is. ... i just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this."raisman would not divulge exactly what nassar did to her, but she did say that nassar began treating her at the age of 15. she also said that she spoke to fbi investigators about him after last year's olympics in rio de janei






olympic gold medalist aly raisman says she was sexually abused by former usa gym


three-time olympic gold medalist aly raisman is the latest woman to say she has been sexually abused by former usa gymnastics doctor larry nassar.already in a michigan jail awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography this summer, nassar is awaiting trial after being charged in february with sexually abusing nine gymnasts and also has been sued by more than 125 women and girls alleging abuse.“i am angry,” raisman told “60 minutes” in an interview scheduled to air on sunday. “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 chan






olympic gymnast aly raisman: i was abused by doctor


new york — olympic gymnast aly raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former usa gymnastics team doctor.raisman tells "60 minutes" she was 15 when she was first treated by dr. larry nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at usa gymnastics. he's now is in jail in michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.raisman, the captain of the 2012 and 2016 olympic gold-medal winning teams, details the abuse in her book "fierce," which will be released on tuesday. raisman's interview with "60 minutes" will air on sunday night.raisman is the latest gymnast to claim she was sexually abused by nassar. mckayla maroney, who won two medals at the 2012 games as raisman's teammate, said last month she was molested for ye






olympic gold medalist aly raisman says she also was sexually abused by team doct


olympic gymnast aly raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former usa gymnastics team doctor.raisman tells "60 minutes" she was 15 when she was first treated by dr. larry nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at usa gymnastics. he's now is in jail in michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.raisman, the captain of the 2012 and 2016 olympic gold-medal winning teams, details the abuse in her book "fierce," which will be released on tuesday. raisman's interview with "60 minutes" will air sunday night.raisman is the latest gymnast to claim she was sexually abused by nassar. mckayla maroney, who won two medals at the 2012 games as raisman's teammate, said last month she was molested for years by nassar.






aly raisman on alleged abuser larry nassar: 'you don't think that of s


raisman is the second member of the fierce five squad that won gold at the 2012 games who has said longtime usa gymnastics doctor larry nassar abused her.        






aly raisman criticizes usa gymnastics, usoc for response to sex abuse scandal


longtime usa gymnastics team physician has been accused of sexual abuse by more than 100 women and girls        






hockey great dionne compliments aly raisman’s legs on stage


las vegas (ap) — three-time olympic gold medal gymnast aly raisman endured an awkward moment on stage at the nhl awards show after hall of fame hockey star marcel dionne complimented her legs.raisman and dionne were on stage together wednesday night to present the lady byng trophy for gentlemanly play. during their pre-award patter, dionne praised raisman’s gymnastic success and then made a sweeping gesture toward raisman, saying: “look at those legs!”the 23-year-old raisman has long used her fame to fight body shaming among women and girls. last month, she took to twitter to criticize an airport security worker who questioned whether the two-time olympic star was muscular enough to be a gymnast.the 65-year-old dionne played 18 nhl seasons with detroit, los angeles and the new york rangers






aly raisman accuses tsa agents of making "sexist" comments


boston -- olympic gymnast aly raisman has accused two tsa agents of making "rude" and "sexist" comments about her appearance, cbs boston reports. the needham-native documented her "uncomfortable" encounter at the airport in a series of tweets.   according to raisman, a female tsa agent asked if she was a gymnast, and said she recognized her by her biceps. a male tsa agent then said, "i don't see any muscles," and continued to stare at her. raisman called the comments "rude" and "uncomfortable."in her final tweet, the olympian said, "i work very hard to be healthy & fit. the fact that a man thinks he judge my arms pisses me off i am so sick of this judgmental generation."it remains unclear what airport the gymnast was traveling through when the incident unfolded.   playvideocbsnaly raisman






aly raisman, three-time olympic gold medalist, says she was abused by usa gymnas


aly raisman joins mckayla maroney in acknowledging she was abused by longtime usa gymnastics team physician larry nassar        






three-time olympic gold medalist aly raisman says she was abused by usa gymnasti


aly raisman joins mckayla maroney in acknowledging she was abused by longtime usa gymnastics team physician larry nassar        






olympic champion gabby douglas says team doctor abused her


olympic champion gymnast gabby douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor.douglas, the 2012 olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an instagram post tuesday night that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by larry nassar because she was part of a group "conditioned to stay silent."the 21-year-old douglas is the latest high-profile gymnast to come forward against nassar, who spent nearly two decades as the national team doctor for usa gymnastics before being fired in 2015. two-time olympic teammate aly raisman detailed her abuse by nassar in her autobiography "fierce" released earlier this month. two-time olympic medalist mckayla maroney disclosed abuse by nassar in october.nassar, 54, is accused of molesting sever






olympic champion gabby douglas says team doctor abused her


olympic champion gymnast gabby douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor.douglas, the 2012 olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an instagram post tuesday night that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by larry nassar because she was part of a group “conditioned to stay silent.”the 21-year-old douglas is the latest high-profile gymnast to come forward against nassar, who spent nearly two decades as the national team doctor for usa gymnastics before being fired in 2015.two-time olympic teammate aly raisman detailed her abuse by nassar in her autobiography “fierce” released earlier this month.two-time olympic medalist mckayla maroney disclosed abuse by nassar in october.nassar, 54, is accused of molesting several






raisman: scandal marred usa gymnastics needs sweeping change


anaheim, calif. — aly raisman is ready to talk about "the elephant in the room." and the six-time olympic medal winning gymnast thinks it's time usa gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue.the 23-year-old is calling for sweeping change in the organization in the wake of dozens of allegations of sexual abuse former national team doctor larry nassar, a scandal that has left one of the u.s. olympic movement's marquee programs scrambling and raisman shaken.larry nassar spent nearly 30 years as an osteopath with the usa gymnastics program and is now in prison in michigan after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. nassar is still awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges in addition to being sued by over 125 women in civil court who claim he s






olympic champion gabby douglas says team doctor abused her


olympic champion gymnast gabby douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor.douglas, the 2012 olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an instagram post tuesday night that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by larry nassar because she was part of a group “conditioned to stay silent.”the 21-year-old douglas is the latest high-profile gymnast to come forward against nassar, who spent nearly two decades as the national team doctor for usa gymnastics before being fired in 2015. two-time olympic teammate aly raisman detailed her abuse by nassar in her autobiography “fierce” released earlier this month. two-time olympic medalist mckayla maroney disclosed abuse by nassar in october.nassar, 54, is accused of molesting sever






olympic champ douglas says team doctor abused her


olympic champion gymnast gabby douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor.douglas, the 2012 olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an instagram post tuesday that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by larry nassar because she was part of a group "conditioned to stay silent."douglas included the revelation in an apology for comments made on social media last week that suggested women dress modestly to help prevent abuse. douglas said her comments, which she later deleted, were taken out of context."i didn't view my comments as victim shaming because i know no matter what you wear, it never gives anyone the right to harass or abuse you," douglas wrote.the 21-year-old douglas is the latest high-profile gymnast to co






raisman: scandal marred usa gymnastics needs sweeping change


anaheim, calif. (ap) — aly raisman is ready to talk about “the elephant in the room.” and the six-time olympic medal winning gymnast thinks it’s time usa gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue.the 23-year-old is calling for sweeping change in the organization in the wake of dozens of allegations of sexual abuse former national team doctor larry nassar, a scandal that has left one of the u.s. olympic movement’s marquee programs scrambling and raisman shaken.larry nassar spent nearly 30 years as an osteopath with the usa gymnastics program and is now in prison in michigan after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. nassar is still awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges in addition to being sued by over 125 women in civil court who claim






victims, roman catholic church spar over ny sex abuse bill


albany, n.y. — victims of child sex abuse in new york say the political power of the roman catholic church and other institutions is preventing lawmakers from passing a law that would relax one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits.the bill also would create a one-year window for lawsuits otherwise barred by the statute of limitations. the church says that provision would cause "catastrophic" financial harm to any institution that works with children.abuse victims say that's no justification for depriving thousands of victims an opportunity for justice.supporters lobbied for the bill at the capitol last week. they say they're optimistic this year because democratic gov. andrew cuomo has said he supports the idea of making it easier for vic






victims, roman catholic church spar over ny sex abuse bill


albany, n.y. — new york legislation to relax one of the nation's most restrictive statutes of limitations on child molestation victims continues to stall under pressure from the roman catholic church and other opponents.the bill has circled the drain in albany for a decade, but victims and advocates are optimistic this year because they've gained a key supporter, democratic gov. andrew cuomo. the fate of the child victims act could rest with senate leader john flanagan, a long island republican, who supporters say has refused to meet to discuss the bill."they are denying us our day in court," said bridie farrell, 35, a former competitive speed skater and a leading advocate for the bill.four years ago farrell publicly accused a former teammate and mentor of repeatedly abusing her when he wa






barbara blaine, founder of priest-abuse victims group snap, dies at 61


a former employee of the chicago-based survivors network of those abused by priests has sued the victims advocacy group, alleging that snap exploited victims of sexual abuse by clergy in return for financial kickbacks from attorneys. according to a lawsuit filed this week in cook county circuit...






victims of child sex abuse being denied compensation because of cruel time limit


share thistagsbritainchild abuseenglandeuropeeuropean unionfrancegreat britaininjury lawsuitlondonraperape allegationssexual abuseunited kingdomworld newsuk victims of historical sex abuse are being denied thousands of pounds in criminal injuries compensation because of cruel time limits on claims.children who were victims of sexual abuse have just two years after they reach their 18th birthday to make a claim for compensation, even though they may still be struggling to come to terms with what happened and not ready to relive their experience.campaigners are urging the government to change the regulations and remove the current two-year timeframe to give survivors of child abuse the compensation they deserve.photo/claim accident servicesmark hunter, a campaign supporter and personal injur






victims, roman catholic church spar over ny sex abuse bill


albany, n.y. — albany, n.y. (ap) — new york legislation to relax one of the nation's most restrictive statutes of limitations on child molestation victims continues to stall under pressure from the roman catholic church and other opponents.the bill has circled the drain in albany for a decade, but victims and advocates are optimistic this year because they've gained a key supporter, democratic gov. andrew cuomo. the fate of the child victims act could rest with senate leader john flanagan, a long island republican, who supporters say has refused to meet to discuss the bill."they are denying us our day in court," said bridie farrell, 35, a former competitive speed skater and a leading advocate for the bill.four years ago farrell publicly accused a former teammate and mentor of repeatedly ab






victims, roman catholic church spar over ny sex abuse bill


albany, n.y. — new york legislation to relax one of the nation's most restrictive statutes of limitations on child molestation victims continues to stall under pressure from the roman catholic church and other opponents.the bill has circled the drain in albany for a decade, but victims and advocates are optimistic this year because they've gained a key supporter, democratic gov. andrew cuomo. the fate of the child victims act could rest with senate leader john flanagan, a long island republican, who supporters say has refused to meet to discuss the bill."they are denying us our day in court," said bridie farrell, 35, a former competitive speed skater and a leading advocate for the bill.four years ago farrell publicly accused a former teammate and mentor of repeatedly abusing her when he wa






new ulm diocese in southern minnesota files for bankruptcy


minneapolis — the diocese of new ulm has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the 14th diocese nationwide to file for reorganization after claims of sexual abuse by clergy.the diocese covering 15 counties in rural south and west-central minnesota filed for bankruptcy friday, saying it's the fairest way to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse while continuing its operations.the diocese and some parishes faced 101 lawsuits under a minnesota law that created a three-year window for victims to seek litigation for prior abuse.new ulm bishop john levoir has apologized to victims and abuse survivors and says they are owed just compensation.in minnesota, the archdiocese of st. paul and minneapolis and the diocese of duluth sought bankruptcy protection in 2015. those cases are pending.






charities sound the alarm on male 'honour abuse'


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia caption"we are trained from a young age to keep the family honour intact" - an imam tells his storycharities are sounding the alarm over what they say is the underreported issue of male "honour" abuse victims.honour abuse is usually associated with women and happens when they are seen to have "shamed" the community.one charity working on honour abuse, jeena, told bbc newsnight that one in five cases it handles involves men.another, karma nirvana, says calls from men to its helpline are up - and this is "just the tip of the iceberg" as many are afraid to come forward. "we have seen a rise in male victims coming forward in the last year from none to one-in-five victims. it is extremely important to create safe spaces for men to be heard and t






minnesota clergy abuse victims favor survivors' panel plan


st. paul, minn. — an overwhelming majority of victims of clergy sex abuse in the archdiocese of st. paul and minneapolis favor a compensation plan submitted by a creditors' committee.attorneys representing the victims say 406 people voted on competing compensation plans. of those voting, 94 percent favored a plan by the survivors' committee over one submitted by the archdiocese, which filed for bankruptcy protection in 2015.archbishop bernard hebda says the balloting does not necessarily dictate the final plan.the plan from the archdiocese includes a fund of more than $155 million for abuse victims who filed claims in bankruptcy court. the bulk of that money comes from insurance payments. a plan by the survivors' committee calls for the archdiocese to increase its contributions to the vict






victims pull out of independent inquiry into child sexual abuse


image copyrightpaimage caption prof alexis jay was appointed in 2016 and is the fourth person to chair the inquiry sex abuse victims have been "utterly marginalised" by an inquiry set up to help them, one of the victims claimed.the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (iicsa) is examining the extent to which religious groups and local authorities failed children.earlier this week a latest victims group - survivors of organised and institutional abuse (soia) - withdrew from the process.the iicsa said it had "taken on board" a number of issues raised by soia.soia said the group had taken the decision to withdraw "with regret" but said the inquiry was "not fit for purpose".set up in 2014, the inquiry has been beset by controversy, with three chairwomen stepping down, lawyers quitting a






victims pull out of independent inquiry into child sexual abuse


image copyrightpaimage caption prof alexis jay was appointed in 2016 and is the fourth person to chair the inquiry sex abuse victims have been "utterly marginalised" by an inquiry set up to help them, one of the victims claimed.the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (iicsa) is examining the extent to which religious groups and local authorities failed children.earlier this week a latest victims group - survivors of organised and institutional abuse (soia) - withdrew from the process.the iicsa said it had "taken on board" a number of issues raised by soia.soia said the group had taken the decision to withdraw "with regret" but said the inquiry was "not fit for purpose".set up in 2014, the inquiry has been beset by controversy, with three chairwomen stepping down, lawyers quitting a






barbara blaine, leader of priest -abuse survivors group, steps down


a former employee of the chicago-based survivors network of those abused by priests has sued the victims advocacy group, alleging that snap exploited victims of ual abuse by clergy in return for financial kickbacks from attorneys.according to a lawsuit filed this week in cook county circuit...






new ulm diocese in southern minnesota files for bankruptcy


minneapolis (ap) — a minnesota diocese filed for bankruptcy protection on friday, the 14th nationwide and third in the state to do so in the face of mounting claims of sexual abuse by clergy.the diocese of new ulm, which covers 15 counties in rural south and west-central minnesota, said in a statement that filing for bankruptcy protection is the fairest way to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse while continuing its operations. bishop john levoir also apologized to victims and abuse survivors.“victims and survivors have shown incredible courage by stepping forward to help prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again,” levoir said in a statement. “victims and survivors must be treated with dignity and just compensation is owed them, as well as our daily prayers.”the diocese and so






charities sound the alarm on male 'honour abuse'


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia caption"we are trained from a young age to keep the family honour intact" - an imam tells his storycharities are sounding the alarm over what they say is the underreported issue of male "honour" abuse victims.honour abuse is usually associated with women from muslim, sikh or hindu backgrounds and happens when they are seen to have "shamed" their community.one charity, jeena, said that one in five cases it handles involves men.another, karma nirvana, says calls from men to its helpline are up - and this is "just the tip of the iceberg" as many are afraid to come forward. "we have seen a rise in male victims coming forward in the last year from none to one-in-five victims. it is extremely important to create safe spaces for men to be heard an






microsoft's coming windows 10 cloud release may have nothing to do with the clou


windows sleuths have discovered mention of a so-far unannounced new version of windows 10 inside some of the recent insider test builds. credit: the walking cat this new edition, currently known as "windows cloud," is listed alongside other existing windows 10 editions inside builds as far back as windows 10 software development kit 15003, as noted by "the walking cat" on twitter. there are listings for both cloud and cloudn (for the version without media player preinstalled, as noted by brad sams on petri.com) inside recent insider test builds.so what, exactly, is windows cloud? a version of windows 10 streamed from azure? another new windows 10 subscription plan, in the vein of windows 10 enterprise e3/e5? the dreaded (and still nonexistent) windows 365?none of the above, my sources say.