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Sophomore maggie Nichols says she was assaulted 

FILE- In this April 15, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma's Maggie Nichols competes on the uneven parallel bars during the NCAA college women's gymnastics championships in St. Louis. Nichols, a former Olympic hopeful, says she is among more than 100 women and girls who say they are victims of sexual abuse by a now-imprisoned Michigan sports doctor. She said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that Dr. Larry Nassar violated her innocence at the Karolyi Ranch Olympic training camp in Texas. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
FILE- In this April 15, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma's Maggie Nichols competes on the uneven parallel bars during the NCAA college women's gymnastics championships in St. Louis. Nichols, a former Olympic hopeful, says she is among more than 100 women and girls who say they are victims of sexual abuse by a now-imprisoned Michigan sports doctor. She said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that Dr. Larry Nassar violated her innocence at the Karolyi Ranch Olympic training camp in Texas. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)


The "Me too" movement took off in the wake of last fall's Harvey Weinstein revelations that led the film exec to resign. Since then, women, and some men, have come forward publicly to tell their own stories of sexual assault and harassment. 

University of Oklahoma sophomore gymnast Maggie Nichols is one of them. 

Maggie Nichols, a former U.S. national team gymnast and sophomore at Oklahoma, says she was also sexually assaulted by former Team USA physician Larry Nassar, and she was the first to report the abuse to USA Gymnastics in 2015. 

Nichols went public with her story in a letter released by her attorney Tuesday morning. 

"Up until now, I was identified as Athlete A by USA gymnastics, the US Olympic Committee and Michigan State University. I want everyone to know that he did not do this to Athlete A, he did it to Maggie Nichols," she wrote.

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FILE- In this April 15, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma's Maggie Nichols competes on the uneven parallel bars during the NCAA college women's gymnastics championships in St. Louis. Nichols, a former Olympic hopeful, says she is among more than 100 women and girls who say they are victims of sexual abuse by a now-imprisoned Michigan sports doctor. She said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that Dr. Larry Nassar violated her innocence at the Karolyi Ranch Olympic training camp in Texas.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

FILE- In this April 15, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma's Maggie Nichols competes on the uneven parallel bars during the NCAA college women's gymnastics championships in St. Louis. Nichols, a former Olympic hopeful, says she is among more than 100 women and girls who say they are victims of sexual...

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Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›

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