US National Team gymnasts say FBI “turned a blind eye” to Nassar sexual abuse

Sep 15, 2021

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Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols testified Wednesday to the Senate Judiciary Committee as it probes the FBI’s mishandling of the investigation into former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

In her testimony about her sexual abuse at the hands of Nassar, Biles blamed not only the gymnastics organization but also federal law enforcement that “turned a blind eye” to the crimes as hundreds of young athletes were abused.

“I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse,” she said.

Maroney said the FBI “minimized and disregarded” her after she reported Nassar, and said the agency delayed the investigation as others were abused, while Raisman expressed frustrations that more has not been done to investigate USA Gymnastics or the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

FBI Director Christopher Wray apologized before the Committee, saying “that is inexcusable. It never should have happened. And we are doing everything in our power to make sure it never happens again.”

The hearing is part of a congressional effort to hold the FBI accountable after multiple missteps in investigating the case, including the delays that allowed Nassar to abuse additional young gymnasts.

2 thoughts on “US National Team gymnasts say FBI “turned a blind eye” to Nassar sexual abuse

  1. Powerful and condemning testimony. Too bad it ends with an apology from one of the FBI’s own. He should have been saying, “The perps will be hunted down and hung!!” But this is only one slice of the global pedo-monsters’ game. A quiet little outrage that will put a band-aid on a fractured spirit.


  2. The FBI is hoping to sweep this under the rug
    Because this type of criminal activity sponsored by them and a blind eye too
    Is currently still going on somewhere else in this country and they are trying like hell to keep it quiet
    Complicit much ?
    Yeah up to their fckin ears in it

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