Watch Survivors Of Larry Nassar’s Sexual Abuse Accept ESPY Award For Courage [VIDEO]
Over 100 victims of Larry Nassar’s abuse accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2018 ESPYs Wednesday night.
In what was an incredible moment, the women stood on stage as Sarah Klein, Tiffany Thomas Lopez and Aly Raisman spoke on behalf of Nassar’s many victims.
“If just one adult had listened, believed and acted, the people standing before you on this stage would have never met him. To often abusers and enablers perpetuate suffering by making survivors feel their truth doesn’t matter. To all the survivors out there, don’t let anyone rewrite your story. Your truth does matter, you matter and you are not alone,” Raisman said to the crowd as people sat in stunned silence. (RELATED: ALY RAISMAN REVEALS HEARTBREAKING TRUTH AFTER ACCUSING LARRY NASSAR OF SEXUAL ABUSE)
“To all the survivors out there, don’t let anyone rewrite your story. Your truth does matter. You matter. And you are not alone.”
— ESPYS (@ESPYS) July 19, 2018
Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for his rampant sexual abuse of defenseless women and children. More than 150 women came forward with allegations of abuse against the former Team USA gymnastics trainer.
I can’t imagine the courage it must take from these women to get in front of the entire country, and openly talk about being sexually abused at the hands of a monster who was supposed to take care of you. (RELATED: The Rock Responds To Dad Who Tried To Attack Larry Nassar)
These women absolutely earned this award for the courage they showed by coming forward and putting Nassar behind bars for the rest of his days on this planet. I sure am glad the Arther Ashe Courage Award is going to people who have actually done something spectacular, unlike when Caitlyn Jenner won it a few years ago.
Major props to all these women and everybody who helped them along the way. As for those who enabled Nassar, I think I speak for everybody when I say I hope they get everything coming their way.