He not only accused the gymnastics organization, but also accused the federal authorities of “turning a blind eye” to the abuse of hundreds of young athletes.
The U.S. Congress heard from Olympic champion Simone Biles on Wednesday that, in an emotional testimony alongside other young gymnasts who were subject to sexual abuse by Larry Nassar, “enough” was enough. .
When Byers testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Byers said in tears: “I blame Larry Naxal, but I also blame the whole system that allowed and performed his abuse.” He said that the Gymnastics Federation and The United States Olympic Committee had been responsible for the abuse of him.
Byers not only accused the gymnastics organization, but also accused the federal authorities of “turning a blind eye” to the abuse of hundreds of young athletes.
Maroni stated that, after she condemned Naxal and the FBI “played it down and ignored” her and said that the agency delayed the investigation and abused others. He added, “If they don’t want to protect me then I want to know what they want to protect.”
McKayla Maroney, another gold medalist (McKayla Maroney), told the senators she discovered a doctor pressing against her when she, at 15 years old. She had been abused numerous times. One of these times. He said that he believed he would die that night.
He pointed out, “For a long time, we questioned ourselves, just because others did not verify us, we doubted what happened to us. And I think it will make the healing process longer.”
The hearing is part of Congress’ efforts to hold the FBI accountable, after numerous errors in the investigation of the case, including delays that caused Nassar to abuse more young gymnasts. In July, the Department of Justice released an internal investigation that found that the FBI had made fundamental errors in its investigation after the Gymnastics Federation first reported the allegations to them. The FBI did not consider the case “extremely serious” and didn’t take it seriously. In 2015, in Indianapolis. In 2015, the FBI acknowledged that their actions were unacceptable because at least 40 women and girls claimed they had been sexually abused and that the FBI was aware of the problem.
Nassar spent decades in Michigan prison for sexual assault and child pornography possession. Over the last five years, hundreds have come forward to say that Naxal had abused them while they were trying to heal their injuries.
The news was also reported by Ali Lesman, an Olympic gold medalist, and Maggie Nichols, a gymnast. Reisman stated that he was “disgusted” that the police were still searching for answers six years ago, when Nassar was first charged.