A gymnast claims she unknowingly competed on a broken leg because disgraced former Team USA Doctor Larry Nassar was “more concerned with sexually abusing me,” she testified at court Tuesday.
Isabell Hutchins, a former five-year, Level 10 gymnast, said that Nassar did not give her a proper diagnosis of a broken leg in 2011, she told a Michigan court.
“Did he ignore what was wrong with my leg so I could continue seeing him longer?” Hutchins testified. “Am I still having pain today because my doctor was more concerned with sexually abusing me?”
The former gymnast claims that she practiced, competed, and even made it to Nationals on a broken leg. Nassar told her “nothing was wrong,” but would massage her body after practices. She only found out how severe her injury was during an emergency room visit.
Hutchins first met Nassar at age 10 when she was practicing Twisters Gymnastics Club.
Hutchins one time went to Nassar to treat a hamstring fracture and he took her to a back room at the gym. He claimed the only way to treat the injury “was to insert his fingers into my vagina.”
“He would perform this treatment without gloves and without anyone else in the room,” the gymnast claims. “He did this for months.”
So far 120 women have accused Nassar of sexual abuse. A total of 144 women are expected to testify against Nassar. Nassar was asentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography Dec.7.
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