At a Senate hearing Wednesday, four elite American gymnasts testified about the abuse they had suffered by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, and their feelings of betrayal by investigators, including from the FBI.
USA Gymnastics and the FBI “turned a blind eye” as hundreds of athletes were abused by a team doctor, Simone Biles said during emotional testimony before Congress. McKayla Maroney said the FBI “minimized and disregarded” her when she reported the abuse.
Simone Biles blamed the ‘entire system’ of U.S. gymnastics for the abuse she suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar. Biles is among the Olympic gymnasts testifying to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the FBI’s mishandling of the investigation
What people are saying?
Terri Rupar “If they’re not going to protect me, I want to know: Who are they trying to protect?” – McKayla Maroney, Simone Biles and other gymnasts give searing testimony about the FBI’s handling of the Nassar investigation.
Chad Pergram Gymnast Aly Raisman to Senate Cmte probing how FBI handled abuse by Dr Larry Nassar: I remember sitting there with the FBI agent and him trying to convince me that it wasn’t that bad.