LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – More than 100 survivors who went public with emotional stories of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar appeared on stage together to accept an award for courage on Wednesday at the annual ESPYs ceremony.
Members of the group held hands, exchanged hugs and smiled proudly as they filled the stage at the glitzy ceremony in downtown Los Angeles.
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“Make no mistake. We are here on this stage to present an image for the world to see – a portrait of survival, a new vision of courage,” said gymnast Sarah Klein, the first known victim of Nassar.
Klein, softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman stood in front of the group of 141 survivors and spoke on behalf of the group to receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, an annual honor named after the late U.S. tennis star and presented to people who make an impact beyond the playing field.
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