Gymnast claims Nassar told her to keep quiet

Posted at 6:33 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 07:53:37-05

We have an update on the sexual abuse allegations against former MSU Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar.

A woman who wants to be added as a plaintiff in the federal lawsuit against Nassar claims he told her not to tell anyone what was happening in his office.

The accuser is a gymnast who used to train at Twistars. She says during one of the first sexual assaults that Nassar told her, "we don't tell people about this because they wouldn't understand."

She claims she was sexually assaulted several times between 2009, and 2011 after suffering a back injury at Twistars. The gymnast says it happened at Nassar's office at MSU, in his basement office at home, and in the back room at Twistars.

She wants to join the federal lawsuit against Nassar, which has nearly 30 plaintiffs so far. This is on top of the criminal charge that was added to his federal pornography case Tuesday.

Nassar is due in court next week for a preliminary hearing in Ingham County, where he's charged with sexually assaulting a minor at his home.