The first male Larry Nassar victim came forward Tuesday and said he hopes the disgraced doctor “rots in hell” during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show.
Robert Moore, 18, a gymnast and current University of Michigan freshman, in a “Today” interview, spoke out about Nassar sexually abusing him. Moore is the first male victim to come forward, detailing abuse when he was 16 years old from family friend Nassar. The gymnast filed a federal lawsuit Monday after his older sister Kamerin Moore, another Nassar victim, gave an impact statement during the disgraced doctor’s trial in January.
“I wasn’t a dumb kid, I knew what medical practices were, and that one was out of the ordinary,” Moore said. “Coming out of the treatment I felt very uncomfortable,” the victim added. Moore claimed Nassar treated him for a shoulder injury but ended up giving him acupuncture on his pubic area and partially exposed his genitals. Nassar also allegedly asked a woman in the room if she ever saw male genitals, TIME reported.
Moore claimed he did not start questioning if the practices were legitimate until the allegations against Nassar began surfacing. “It was just very shocking,” Moore recalled after being unable to find any practices that would justify Nassar’s treatment.
“I hope he rots in hell.” Jacob Moore, first male Nassar victim, speaks out and files suit against disgraced doctor pic.twitter.com/QvLXQxE2pN
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 6, 2018
Moore said he wants to inspire others to come forward and stop the stigma that men cannot get sexually abused and hopes there are no more victims, he said.
Nassar has more than 230 victims and is currently serving life in prison.
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