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Aly Raisman & 140 Survivors of Larry Nassar's Abuse Receive Courage Award at ESPYs 2018

Aly Raisman & 140 Survivors of Larry Nassar's Abuse Receive Courage Award at ESPYs 2018

Aly Raisman and 140 of Larry Nassar‘s victims join forces on the 2018 ESPYs stage.

Jennifer Garner presented the 24-year-old Olympic gymnast along with Jordyn Wieber and their fellow athletes with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the event held at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday (July 18) in Los Angeles.

The young athletes have all shared their stories – even when they were silenced – about the horrifying sexual abuse they went through because of the disgraced USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor, who has been sentenced to 175 years in prison.

They were given a standing ovation by the crowd.

“The ripple effect of our actions, or inactions, can be enormous, spanning generations,” Aly said. “Perhaps the greatest tragedy of this nightmare is that it could have been avoided. Whether you act or do nothing, you are shaping the world that we live in. Impacting others. All we needed was one adult to have the integrity to stand between us and Larry Nassar.”

“If just one adult had listened, believed, and acted, the people standing before you on this stage would have never have met him,” she continued, adding, “We may suffer alone, but we survive together.”

Watch below.

FYI: Aly is wearing Irene Neuwirth jewelry. Jordyn is wearing Jovani.

25+ pictures inside of Aly Raisman and more at the event…

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  • Anna

    Good for them. For me personally, the best thing to come out of the #metoo movement was putting that HORRIBLE man in prison. He molested children until they were adults. Seeing those YouTube videos of those girls crying well confronting their abuser was heart wrenching. One of the dad of the girls even launched at him at court. Too bad he couldn’t get a few punches in before he was detained. Disgusting pig. Good for these girls for having the courage to come forward.