University gymnast first male victim to file suit against Larry Nassar

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 3:44pm

According to reports Thursday, University of Michigan LSA freshman Jacob Moore is the first male victim to file suit against former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar.

According to reports Thursday, University of Michigan LSA freshman Jacob Moore is the first male victim to file suit against former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar. Buy this photo
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According to reports Thursday, University of Michigan LSA freshman Jacob Moore is the first male victim to file suit against former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar.

This complaint is one of six amended complaints filed as part of the civil suit against Nassar, USAG, and MSU. Over 250 women and young girls have now sued Nassar and the organizations he worked within.

This week Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman filed suit in California against USAG, stating she can not wait any longer for the organization to do what is right.

Moore is a current member of the University's men’s gymnastics team and a former member of the U.S. men’s junior national team. He saw Nassar at 16 years old, seeking treatment for shoulder pain. The alleged abuse took place in Nassar’s basement in April 2016, after Nassar had been fired by USAG but while he as still working at MSU.  

According to the suit, another female gymnast — a minor at the time — entered the basement, Nassar pulled down Moore’s pants and exposed his genitalia to the female.

Nassar ‘treated’ Moore’s shoulder pain by "through acupuncture in his pubic area and in and around his genitalia,"

Portions of the the filing were published by Deadspin Thursday evening. One line reads “there is no known medical connection between shoulder pain which can be treated through acupuncture in the area of a male’s genitalia.”

Moore’s sister Kamerin MacKay Moore is a plaintiff in the civil suit filed by Rachel Denhollander, the first of Nassar’s victim to publicly come forward. MacKay Moore testified during the sentencing in Ingham County, alleging to abuse of her brother during her statement.

Earlier this month Moore was awarded NCAA Rookie of the Month and Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the University’s men’s team.

Nassar is currently serving 60 years in federal prison on charges of child pornography. Last month Nassar was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in state prison in Ingham County, and another 40 to 125 years in Eaton County, both on charges of sexual abuse.