Jeanette Antolin is a former artistic gymnast who was a member of the US National Team from 1995 to 2000. After helping Team USA win two World Championships, she went on to help the UCLA Bruins win NCAA titles in 2001, 2003, and 2004. In 2004, she was named the Sports Illustrated On Campus National Gymnast of the Year.
In 2017, Jeanette filed a lawsuit alleging that during her gymnastics career, she had been sexually abused by the national team doctor, Larry Nassar. She was one of the first national team members to speak out against Nassar. In February 2018, Jeanette was one of 150 Nassar survivors to deliver a victim impact statement at Nassar’s sentencing on sexual assault charges, ultimately forcing the resignation of top officials at Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, and the US Olympic Committee.
Jeanette has received prestigious awards and honors for her advocacy on behalf of sexual abuse victims, including the 2018 Arthur Ashe courage Award at the ESPY Awards.
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