Sumary of FBI Apologizes To Molested Gymnasts After Botched ‘Investigation’:
- FBI Director Christopher Wray apologized to US gymnasts who were molested by former team doctor Larry Nassar.
- “I am deeply and profoundly sorry to each and every one of you,” said Wray during Wednesday testimony into the agency’s mishandling of the investigation, also known as a coverup.
- A July report by the FBI’s watchdog revealed that the FBI ‘gravely mishandled’ multiple sexual assault allegations against Nassar, who was the subject of 70 women who accused him of abuse during just the time since the FBI knew of the abuse, yet failed to act.
- Despite multiple allegations against Nassar that were reported numerous times to FBI field offices from 2015-2017, a formal FBI investigation wasn’t opened until the Michigan State University Police Department found Nassar’s stash of child pornography after receiving a complaint of sexual abuse from an MSU athlete.
- At least two field offices failed to notify state and local authorities of Nassar’s alleged wrongdoings.
- During this time, Nassar kept his positions at MSU, children’s gymnastics club Twistars, and a high school athletic building for months before authorities caught on.
- -The FederalistSeveral Nassar victims – McKayla Maroney, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols – testified during the hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- “I am tired of waiting for people to do the right thing,” said Maroney.