- Raisman spoke out criticizing Dateline NBC for cutting out part of her interview
- NBC show aired a special on Olympic sex abuse on Sunday, ‘Silent No More’
- Raisman says she named a current leader at USAG she told about abuse
- Questions linger about who knew what when in the sport’s leadership
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has slammed a Dateline NBC special about sex abuser Larry Nassar that she appeared in, accusing producers of omitting a key part of her interview.
‘Hour prime time for investigative piece, no interview/scrutiny of current/recent execs of USAG, the org responsible for the sport & much of this mess!’ Raisman tweeted on Sunday.
‘Why? I named someone currently in power at USAG that I reported Nassar to, it was omitted. Why? Still many unanswered questions.’
Raisman’s searing criticism came just hours after Dateline aired the special episode titled Silent No More, about Larry Nassar’s serial predation upon young gymnasts.
Aly Raisman appeared in Sunday’s special episode of Dateline NBC titled Silent No More. But now she is furious at producers for allegedly omitting part of the interview
Raisman has said that she was abused by Nassar starting at age 15.
Nassar is currently serving up to 175 years in prison on sexual assault and child porn charges.
The gymnast’s remark drew a flurry of reactions online, with some suggesting that NBC Universal’s multi-billion dollar Olympic broadcasting deal may have influenced editorial decisions.
‘Starting to wonder if @NBCNews has their own interests to protect. Such as Olympic coverage and ratings,’ one Twitter user wrote.
Raisman has said that she was abused by Larry Nassar (pictured) starting at age 15
The gymnast did not elaborate on her statement, and it’s unclear which official at USA Gymnastics Raisman was referring to.
A spokewoman for Dateline NBC did not immediately respond to request for comment from DailyMail.com early Tuesday.
The Dateline episode did include Raisman’s critique of Steve Penny, who resigned as president and CEO of USAG last year.
Along with Raisman’s interview, the episode included NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie interviewing former USAG National Team Coordinators Bela and Martha Karolyi, fellow Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Gina Nichols, mother of gymnast Maggie Nichols.