Aly Raisman and 140 victims of Larry Nassar stood on stage together to receive the ESPYs Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Business Insider | 7/19/2018 | Caroline Praderio, INSIDER
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On Wednesday night, ESPN held its annual ESPY Awards to honor athletes.

The Arthur Ashe Courage Award was given to 140 athletes who have spoken out about the sexual abuse they endured while under the care of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman was among the recipients.

All 140 recipients stood on stage together while Raisman, Sarah Klein, and Tiffany Thomas Lopez gave a speech.

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On social media, viewers applauded the athletes for their strength.

The 2018 ESPY Awards honored 140 athletes who spoke out against Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually abusing dozens of former patients, including Olympians Simone Biles and Aly Raisman.

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Actress Jennifer Garner presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to the athletes, who took the stage as a group.

A trio of Nassar's victims — Raisman, former gymnast Sarah Klein, and softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez — made the acceptance speech, calling for action to prevent future abuse.

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"Make no mistake: We are here on this stage we are here on this stage to present an image for the world to see, a portrait of survival," Klein said at the start of the speech. "The abuse of Larry Nassar began 30 years...
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