Sport Case Nassar: Several gymnasts, including Simone Biles, will testify in front of Congress

17:45  15 september  2021
17:45  15 september  2021 Source:   parismatch.com

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Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman testify this Wednesday in front of the American Congress during a hearing about FBI dolls in the Survey of Larry Nassar, this former doctor Star condemned for sexually abusing hundreds of minor gymnasts.

  Affaire Nassar : plusieurs gymnastes, dont Simone Biles, vont témoigner devant le Congrès © Reuters / Dylan Martinez / File Photo

Four of the largest American gymnastics champions will testify this Wednesday at the American Congress. Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney , Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman, all victims of the sexual abuse of Dr. Larry Nassar, will speak at a hearing concerning the failure of the investigation made by the FBI in this case, says CNN .

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These hearings follow a overwhelming report of the Inspector General of the Ministry of Justice unveiled this summer, who discovered that FBI officials investigating allegations. Sexual abuse by Larry Nassar had not respected the policies of the Agency by making false statements and failing to properly document the complaints of the accusers, which resulted in a delay in the investigation. The Inspector General of the Ministry of Justice, Michael Horowitz, and the Director of the FBI, Chris Wray, will also testify at the hearing entitled "Failure to duty: Review of the Report of the Inspector General on Management by the FBI From the Larry Nassar survey. In a statement drafted following this report, the FBI stated that the "actions and inactions of some FBI employees described in the report are inexcusable and a discredit for this organization," adding that it has taken steps to "guarantee that These leaders do not work with the FBI.

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"I am, too, one of the many survivors to have been abused by Larry Nassar"

the case on this American Gymnastics Star, protected for years by the American Federation, broke out after several articles published In the press at the end of 2017, in which many gymnasts have told horror the abuses lived for years when they were minor. In total, Larry Nassar abused more than 160 gymnasts, most minors.

First discreet, Simone Biles had ended up testifying for the first time on his Instagram account. "I am, too, one of the many survivors to have been abused by Larry Nassar. Please, believe me when I tell you that it was much harder to pronounce these words aloud the first time than writing them now on paper, "she wrote. Only 20 years old at the time of his message, she explained to suffer from having to train in the same premises as those who once welcomed her worst nightmare. Many gymnasts revealed to have been abused by Larry Nassar, in which they had confidence. Aly Raisman, legend of gymnastics, triple Olympic champion , team captain in 2012 and 2016, explained on the show " 60 minutes " having been attacked by man when she was 15 years old, refusing to give more details. A few weeks earlier, McKayla Maroney, titled at the London Olympics, had written a long text on social networks, also denouncing the actions of the physician . The latter was sentenced up to 175 years in prison for sexual assault.

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In a long text published in 2017, McKayla Maroney had on his side told the sexual abuse she had been victim . "I was abused by Dr. Larry Nassar, the doctor of the Olympic American Women's Team (...). It started when I was 13 years old, during my first training camp with the national team, Texas, and it continued until I leave this sport, "she wrote. It was at age 15 that McKayla Maroney lived, according to his own words, "the most terrifying night of (his) life". With the American team, she had just traveled to Tokyo. To help him rest and recover, the doctor gave him sleeping pills. "The last thing I know is that I ended up alone with him in his hotel room, so that he" heals "." "I thought I was going to die, that night," she wrote.

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