Aly Raisman is standing in solidarity with the #MeToo movement.
After accusing scorned Team USA doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault, the Olympic gold medalist took the stage at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards Friday evening in New York City with a powerful message for fellow survivors.
"Most people know me as a gymnast," Raisman, 23, shared in an emotional speech, "but I am also a survivor. I am among a huge number of young gymnasts abused by US Olympic and USA Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nasssar."
(Nassar currently faces 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, but has denied the allegations and has plead not guilty to the assault charges.)
Raisman continued, "This man held a position of influence and power in the sport for more than 20 years. The extent of harm he caused is beyond comprehension. More than 130 young women have filed lawsuits alleging abuse by Nassar and we may never know how many others may be suffering in silence. I stand here for all of them."
She continued, "I am beyond disgusted that a decorated Olympic and USA Gymnastics doctor was able to prey upon so many over such a long period of time; and until we fully understand the flaws in the system that allowed this to happen in the first place—and enabled it to continue for decades—we can't be confident it won't happen again... I am determined to work towards real and meaningful change."
Aly was joined by Anita Hill, Ann Cardenas and Cameron Russell, three other women who shared their sexual abuse and harassment stories publicly. At the end of the segment, they invited audience members who have felt the impact of assault—either personally or from someone they love—to stand.
Now in its 27th year, the Glamour Women of the Year Awards honors female change-makers and leaders. 2017's honorees include Nicole Kidman, Solange Knowles, Gigi Hadid, Samantha Bee, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Patty Jenkins and more.
Take a look at every celeb's stunning arrival on the red carpet below: