“All we needed was one adult to do the right thing”…Aly Raisman
Simone Biles. Mckayla Maroney. Aly Raisman. Maggie Nichols. ❤️
Thank you for your strength in testifying at today’s Senate Hearing, as well as for your tireless efforts to hold those at fault accountable.
WATCH LIVE: Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman will testify at a Senate hearing about the FBI's mishandling of sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. https://t.co/frKSdjKGWv
Simone Biles and Aly Raisman hold hands before testifying against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. (AP/Saul Loeb)
"It was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter." US gymnast Aly Raisman, a Larry Nassar accuser, said "it disgusts me" that abuse victims "are still fighting for the most basic answers and accountability over six years later." https://t.co/BOG2r7LXvC
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney told U.S. lawmakers she feels betrayed by FBI agents, after they failed to seriously investigate former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, despite her telling them he had sexually abused her https://t.co/J14eAYdjPS
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman told U.S. lawmakers that the failure of officials to properly investigate former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was ‘like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter’ https://t.co/J14eAYuVes
"We've been getting empty promises from USAG and OSOPC for years," Aly Raisman says.
"I think we all deserve more than words."
complete opening statement.
“Why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high?”
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she felt “pressured” by the FBI to consent to Larry Nassar’s plea deal: “The agent diminished the significance of my abuse and made me feel my criminal case wasn't worth pursuing.” https://t.co/liRYbeaRVE
Aly Raisman: ‘Over 100 victims could’ve been spared the abuse. All we needed was one adult to do the right thing.’
This is a simple, straightforward question from Aly Raisman -
"Why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high?"
ABC NEWS: Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says felt pressured by FBI to consent to Larry Nassar’s plea deal
Aly Raisman calling out FBI agents by name (Steve Penny and others), says they conspired to cover up Nasser's abuse, pressured her to settle, and made her feel her criminal case wasn't worth persuing.
The FBI chose to ignore team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuses after Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Maggie Nichols & others complained to them - just like Jim Jordan chose to ignore the team doctor’s sexual abuses after his wrestlers complained to him.
"It was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter," says Aly Raisman of the many people who turned a blind eye to Nassar's abuse. "Why did none of these organizations warn anyone?"
Aly Raisman offered blunt words on the failures of the agencies when she spoke.
aly raisman is spending her erev yom kippur bravely fighting to be heard after speaking up and speaking up and speaking up about the fbi's complicity in her assault. may she see the accountability she seeks. may there be justice. she deserves so much more than an apology.
I was struck by the strength, determination, and persistence of these four women and others in pursuit of accountability in this investigation.
Thank you for the courage to testify today and to insist on justice.
“It was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter.” The details of how this horrific abuse was dismissed and ignored… ALL making clear in their testimony: FBI, USAG, USOPC repeatedly failed these brave women and many more
“I remember sitting there with the FBI agent and him trying to convince me that my abuse wasn’t that bad,” Aly Raisman said of her interview with the FBI about Nassar’s sexual assaults.
Aly Raisman says failure by the FBI and athletic officials to act on complaints against Larry Nassar allowed him to continue molesting dozens of child athletes: "It was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter."
"USAG and USOC have a long history of enabling abuse by turning a blind eye." - Aly Raisman
“How much is a little girl worth?” Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles testified in front of Congress today, describing what it was like to have the FBI essentially ignore her and others’ descriptions of how Larry Nasser sexually assaulted them.