Former gymnast files civil suit against doctor

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Dr. Lawrence Nassar

LANSING, Mich. (AP) —  A Los Angeles woman has filed a civil lawsuit against a former USA Gymnastics doctor charged in Michigan with sex abuse involving a girl under 13.

Attorney Brian McKeen says the suit was filed Tuesday in Ingham County against Larry Nassar.

He says his client was sexually assaulted in 1996 and 1997 during treatments for lower back pain when she was a 14-year-old gymnast in East Lansing.

Two former USA Gymnastics national team members have filed separate civil lawsuits in California against Nassar and USA Gymnastics.

Nassar pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Those alleged assaults occurred between 1998 and 2005. The girl was not a gymnast.

Nassar is a former associate professor of osteopathic medicine at Michigan State University. He was fired in September.

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