A Judiciary surveillance report found that the FBI made a “fundamental” error in investigating allegations of sexual abuse against Larry Nassar.
Washington—Four American gymnastics stars, including Simone Biles, testify before parliament Wednesday at a hearing about the handling of the FBI’s investigation against former US gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.
The testimony of Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols, and Aly Raisman follows after a Judiciary surveillance report found that the FBI had made a “fundamental” error in investigating allegations of sexual abuse against Nassar. I was struck.
All four gymnasts have publicly stated that they have been abused by Nasser.
The long-awaited Watchdog report raises nasty questions about how the department and the FBI handled the case, highlighting the FBI’s major failure from the time the allegations were first reported until Nassar was arrested. increase.
The Inspector General’s investigation was stimulated by allegations that the FBI was unable to promptly respond to complaints made against Nasser in 2015. USA Gymnastics conducted its own internal investigation, after which Steve Penny, the organization’s then president, filed a complaint with the FBI’s field office in Indianapolis. However, it took several months for the bureau to launch a formal investigation.
At least 40 girls and women were said to have been molested for a period of 14 months while the FBI was aware of other allegations of sexual abuse, including Nasar. USA Gymnastics officials also contacted FBI officials in Los Angeles in May 2016 after eight months of inactivity from Indianapolis agents.
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Secretary Christopher Ray will also testify.
Last month, USA Gymnastics and hundreds of women claiming to have been abused by Nasar or other members of the National Sports Federation filed a $ 425 million joint settlement with the US Bankruptcy Court.
The amount each survivor will receive under the proposed agreement is unknown, but the total is $ 215 Million Settlement Proposal USA Gymnastics The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee was formed in February 2020.
Simone Biles and Aly Raisman testify at Senate hearing in Nasar
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