Sex Abuse By Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Alleged
Silent no more: Inside the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal
T he case of Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor who was accused of sexually abusing at least girls over his decades-long career, exposed one of the largest sexual abuse scandals in U. Now, the story of the massive efforts it took to bring Nassar to justice gets the spotlight in Athlete A , a documentary from Netflix out June Nichols retired from elite gymnastics after she was not chosen for the U. Olympic team following the Olympic trials. Her parents believe she was not chosen because she came forward about Nassar.
The sex abuse scandal surrounding USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, explained
The MeToo era has uncovered many injustices—but few have the sheer scale as the abuses within U. Gymnastics, where, for over 20 years, the osteopathic physician for the U. His scheme was so successful—and his enablers, so powerful —that Larry Nassar had access to hundreds of girls and women , many of whom he was able to abuse during physical-therapy sessions. Despite complaints dating back to , Nassar remained in his position—and kept abusing girls—until
USA Gymnastics tried to silence top athletes after they reported being molested by team doctor Larry Nassar and as they pushed to meet with law enforcement officials, the gymnasts and their family members told NBC News. Claims that the sports federation stressed discretion above all else are bolstered by text messages, emails and other materials reviewed by NBC News during a months-long investigation for a special edition of Dateline that aired Sunday. In July , after Olympian Aly Raisman met with a consultant USA Gymnastics hired to interview possible victims, she said she reached out to Steve Penny, the chief executive of the sports federation, because she wanted another meeting to share more information about Nassar's abuse.