At the 2018 EPSY Awards, the 140 survivors of Larry Nassar received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Earlier this year, the Olympic doctor was accused of sexually abusing hundreds of young athletes over the span of decades, for which he was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison. Read on to see photos of the emotional moment.
Jennifer Garner presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to the young women, honoring their bravery in speaking out against the now-disgraced and imprisoned Michigan State doctor.
Aly went on to sue the U.S. Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics for the way they handled complaints against Larry. "We may suffer alone, but we survive together," she told the audience on Wednesday night.
"The ripple effect of our actions, or inactions, can be enormous, spanning generations. Perhaps the greatest tragedy of this nightmare is that it could have been avoided,” Aly said. “Whether you act or do nothing, you are shaping the world that we live in. Impacting others. All we needed was one adult to have the integrity to stand between us and Larry Nassar."
The survivors had the entire audience on their feet after their powerful and emotional speech.
What do you think about Larry Nassar's victims receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award? Let us know in the comments.