First Woman to Accuse Larry Nassar Reveals How He Hid Abuse From Her Mother

Playing Nassar Victim Rachael Denhollander Says Epstein’s Victims ‘Robbed of Justice’

Rachael Denhollander, the woman who first sounded the alarm on Dr. Larry Nassar sexually abusing child gymnasts, is sharing more details about her terrible experiences with the doctor in a new book. 

In the book, titled "What Is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics," Denhollander speaks candidly about how Nassar deftly hid his abuse of her from her own mother, who was in the room with Denhollander while the doctor examined her.

"He would block her view so she couldn't see what I was doing — of course, I didn't realize that," Denhollander, who was just 15 when Nassar abused her, told "CBS This Morning."

Speaking to Inside Edition, Dehollander, a mother herself, recalled watching girl after girl, woman after woman, testify against Nassar at one of his trials, 156 in total. She was the very last. 

At night, she said, she tucked her own children into bed and wept. "It was the most heartbreaking thing," she said emotionally. 

But putting words to what she had kept silent for so long offered a sort of closure, something she said eludes the alleged victims of another high-profile sex offender: Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein died by suicide last month while awaiting trial for sex trafficking. Denhollander said his alleged victims were robbed of justice by his death. 

While Nassar apologized to his victims at his sentencing, Denhollander doesn't think he experiences any remorse for his actions. 

Asked if she believes his mea culpa, she replied, "Absolutely not."

Nassar is currently serving 175 years in prison.

Click here to read an excerpt from Denhollander's book.

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