Thursday, February 21st

CLOSE

Nicole Casady of Kenosha was assaulted by Larry Nassar as a 15-year-old gymnast and again as a member of Michigan State University gymnastics team. Angela Peterson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Nicole Casady was no more than 15 years old when she first met Larry Nassar, nearly two decades before the Michigan State University doctor's name became synonymous with sexual assault. 

While competing at a regional gymnastics event hosted by the club Twistars in Michigan, Casady injured her hamstring.

Hurt and far from her Kenosha home, she trusted her coaches and felt confident when she recognized the doctor on site: Nassar, the physician for USA Gymnastics. 

"How exciting was it I get to be seen by the national team doctor," Casady said.

Buy Photo

Nicole Casady talks about her sexual abuse by Larry Nassar on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Casady was a star gymnast at Case High school in Racine and was recruited by Michigan State University.