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Simone Biles Says the FBI ‘Turned a Blind Eye’ to Larry Nassar

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Gymnasts Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols, McKayla Maroney, and Aly Raisman testified today in a Senate hearing about the FBI’s mishandling of the sexual-abuse investigation against former national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. The four athletes, who have all come forward about being abused by Nassar, outlined years of cover-ups by the FBI, USA Gymnastics, and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee to protect Nassar and his reputation. After being quietly dismissed from the USAG in 2016, Nassar continued to work as a doctor at Michigan State University until he was arrested and eventually charged for child pornography, tampering with evidence, and sexual assault of minors. It’s been estimated that Nassar abused at least 265 victims.

According to the athletes’ testimonies, all three entities knew about the allegations against Nassar long before any action was taken, and allowed him to continue molesting young athletes under his alleged care for more than a year after his abuse was reported.

“To be clear, I blame Larry Nassar, and I........

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