Olympic gold medallists McKayla Maroney, Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols, and Aly Raisman emotionally excoriated USA Gymnastics and the FBI in heartwrenching testimony for standing idly by while Dr. Larry Nassar sexually abused them and hundreds of female athletes. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the FBI fired Michael Langeman, who was an agent at the Indianapolis field office that interviewed Maroney in 2015. He was set to testify on Wednesday. “Not only did the FBI not report my abuse, but when they eventually documented my report 17 months later, they made entirely false claims about what I said,” Maroney recounted angrily in her testimony. She called Nassar “more of a pedophile than a doctor.” “We have been failed and we deserve answers,” Biles told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The scars of this horrific abuse continue.” She said that “the impact of this man’s abuse will never be over.” An investigation by the Inspector General was prompted when allegations were made by young female athletes that the FBI had not promptly looked into complaints made in 2015 that Nassar was molesting gymnasts. USA Gymnastics had conducted its own internal investigation and had reported the accusations to the FBI’s field office in Indianapolis. It took months for a formal investigation to finally begin. At least 40 girls and probably many, many more were molested by Nassar over a 14-month period. During that time the FBI knew about other allegations against Nassar and did nothing. USA Gymnastics confronted the FBI over their inaction in 2016, eight months after the case was opened. Special Agent in Charge W. Jay Abbott retired from the FBI in 2018. He not only did not take the allegations seriously he also used the incidents as a way to seek employment with the U.S. Olympic Committee while he was involved with the Nassar investigation. Neither Abbott nor Langeman was prosecuted for their actions.
If You Find EarthNewspaper.com Informative, Please Make A Contribution
Donate today and support the work I do seven days a week. Each day I publish more than a dozen news articles and videos, from honest, independent and reliable sources, on a completely ad-free website. There are four ways you may donate: credit card, check, bank wire, or SubscriberStar. I, Mark R. Elsis, thank you in advance for your gracious generosity, so that EarthNewspaper.com All The Honest News Fit To Publish may keep growing quickly.