Aly Raisman joins women in USC case seeking changes in abuse laws

Aly Raisman (Photo: NBC News)

LOS ANGELES (WTHR) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is joining 50 survivors of sexual assault to support a bill in California to allow them to seek justice in court.

A survivor herself, Raisman joined women who were allegedly assaulted and abused by Dr. George Tyndall at the University of Southern California for more than three decades.

"Those responsible for protecting and caring for students covered it up, shamed survivors, and provided Tyndall with a financial payout," said Raisman. "Shame on them."

The measure would extend the statute of limitations for reporting abuse and allow students to claim civil damages from USC.

Just last fall, the university settled a class-action lawsuit for $215 million.

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