"I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days", Nassar said in court. I was taking a bath when I chose to splash water on the floor and bang my head as hard as I could on the tub so it looked like I slipped. Yesterday, Aquilina had harsh words for the 54-year-old former doctor as she condemned him to 175 years in jail, a sentence that added to the 60 years he had already received for child pornography.
"We really are an army of survivors, and this is just the beginning for us", she told Kotb.
Commenting on her moment in the courtroom as Nassar stared her in the eyes, Raisman told the show: "In that moment I nearly felt like I was going to compete because at the Olympics you block out everything and in that moment I blocked out everything".
These women bravely came forward with their heartbreaking statements, making sure no one would forget what the monstrous doctor who worked at Michigan State University and for USA Gymnastics did to them. Some women say they warned MSU employees as far back as the late 1990's.
But she was the first to go public about what Nassar did to her. Many of them have attacked Michigan State and U.S.A. Gymnastics among other institutions for enabling Nassar's behavior over the last two decades and failing to stop him when they had the chance to do so.
In an open letter, USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun wrote: "The USOC has made a decision to launch an investigation by an independent third party to examine how an abuse of this proportion could have gone undetected for so long".
On Wednesday evening, Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon announced that she is resigning. It makes me literally sick all the stress and the trauma of everything, but for that moment. I urge those who have supported my work to understand that I can not make it about me now.
"Ever since then - I still don't feel good now", she said.
In a statement posted to Twitter Wednesday evening, Raisman, referencing Nassar's victims, said, "As we all continue to process our pain and suffering, it is my hope that in some way, sharing out impact statements is part of our healing process".