Gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman To Testify At Senate Hearing On Larry Nassar Case

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A recent Department of Justice report criticized the FBI for its handling of abuse claims against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, pictured.

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  • The committee’s goal is to determine why the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office responded inadequately and slowly to the first accusations of sexual misconduct against Nassar, the IG’s report says, thereby enabling the abuse to continue during the delay.

    In July, after the watchdog report was released, a bipartisan group of senators announced the oversight hearing into the FBI’s handling of the case, sharply criticizing the agency for its failure to prevent the abuse.

    «The FBI’s gross mishandling of the reports of Nasser’s abuse led to more athletes suffering unimaginable pain. There must be accountability for this chilling failure to properly investigate—and false statements potentially intended to cover-up that failure,» Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said at the time.

    In 2018, Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for his crimes.

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