The first male gymnast to publicly accuse disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse lashed out at him on Tuesday, calling what he allegedly endured almost two years ago “sickening” and “shocking.”
Jacob Moore, 18, claims he was 16 years old in April 2016 when he was abused by Nassar, a family friend, in the doctor’s home while receiving acupuncture treatment for an injured shoulder.
Moore said Nassar used acupuncture needles in his pubic area and partially exposed his genitals while another of Nassar’s victims was in the room. Nassar allegedly asked the young female if she had ever seen a male body part before.
“I wasn’t a dumb kid. I knew, kind of, what medical practices were, and that one was out of the ordinary,” Moore told “Today.” “Coming out of the treatment, I felt very uncomfortable.”
“I hope he rots in hell.” Jacob Moore, first male Nassar victim, speaks out and files suit against disgraced doctor pic.twitter.com/QvLXQxE2pN
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Moore’s sister Kameron also claims she was one of Nassar’s victims and was one of the many female victims who provided testimony at his sentencing in January.
“Me and my sister shouldn’t be able to relate over the fact that we’ve both been abused,” he says. “I hope he rots in hell.”
The disgraced USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University physician was sentenced in January to a maximum of 175 years in prison for molesting young girls under the guise of treatment. More than 230 victims have leveled accusations against him.
“I hope to God that no one else is or has been affected by this that hasn’t come out,” Moore said, flanked by two lawyers during a news conference Monday.
“But if there are any out there,” he continued, “then I don’t want them to be scared to come out because of this stigma that guys can’t be sexually abused or taken advantage of.”