Aly Raisman Fights Monster Doctor Larry Nassar’s Pathetic Attempt To Avoid DepositionDecember 7, 2018
Larry Nassar filed a hand-written letter to a Michigan judge to avoid being deposed in Aly Raisman’s case against the U.S. Olympic Committee. Now, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal Raisman is fighting back against the disgraced doctor’s desperate attempt to avoid questioning.
On November 26, Nassar, 55, wrote to Judge DeMarchi, “Because of my direct appeals from my convictions arising from Michigan’s Ingham and Eaton County Circuit Courts [my attorney] has advised me to invoke my Fifth Amendment Rights.”
“Therefore, I am requesting to invoke my Fifth Amendment Rights,” he continued in the November 26 filing. “If your honor orders me to participate in a deposition or other discovery, I respectfully request that this court appoint counsel to protect my Fifth Amendment Rights on a question by question basis.”
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But Raisman, 24, wasn’t letting him get off the hook in her December 3 reply.
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“It appears that Nassar desires to assert his Fifth Amendment rights, and that, in the event the Court orders a deposition to proceed, counsel be provided such that he can be advised to invoke on a question-by-question basis,” her filing read. “Nothing in either Nassar’s letter, nor his attorney’s correspondence indicate why, at the threshold, a deposition should not be ordered.”
The filing continued that the Fifth Amendment does not afford a “blanket protection from deposition” or an “affirmative defense to be raised in Opposition.”
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“Plaintiff’s counsel recognizes that there very well could be specific inculpatory areas of testimony that Nassar may have to invoke his right against self-incrimination, though there are countless other areas of testimony where there would be no need for such invocation,” the court papers read. “Indeed, the Fifth Amendment analysis and potential for self-incrimination is a separate issue from the threshold issue of whether a deposition can be allowed to proceed in the first instant.”
She continued that she is seeking the opportunity for the questions “to be asked.”
While Nassar states the deposition questions could be potentially incriminating, Raisman claims the analysis is “premature.”
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“Not a single question has been posted to Nassar, as no deposition has been permitted, and furthermore, there has been no evidentiary showing that Nassar could not provide testimony on any area relevant to this case,” the filing continued.
The Olympic gold-medalist then explained how his deposition would concern “critical issues.”
“He is at the center of the case, as he was the one who perpetrated horrific acts of sexual abuse upon the Plaintiff and many other girls and women,” the filing read. “Questions regarding his abuse, but also his employment and volunteerism with numerous entities, his travels, his training, and countless other areas will be area of inquiry at deposition.”
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Nassar was found guilty of sexually abusing over 100 female patients for years. He tricked them into believing he was treating their injuries.
He was sentenced to 175 years in prison. The sentence will start after he serves 60 years on child pornography charges.
Raisman sued the U.S. Olympic Committee back in March, claiming members knew of Nassar’s sexual abuse crimes after women came forward with complaints.
Earlier this week, USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy protection. The filing will help resolve the many lawsuits filed by Nassar victims.
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