In 2016, this case shocked all of America. It was then that an article appeared in “The Indianapolis Star” in which she was a gymnast Rachael Denhollander revealed that the US gymnastic federation doctor, Larry Nassar, he sexually molested her for years.
Shortly after the publication of her shocking confession, other players injured by Nassar began to tell their stories publicly. An investigation that followed revealed that the doctor had sexually abused over 300 women and girls over the years. For these crimes he was sentenced to 175 years in prison. Amazingly, despite the charges against him, he continued to do his job.
Irregularities in the investigation conducted by the FBI were recently revealed in a report by the inspector general of the US Department of Justice. Testimonies about errors and abuses of Bureau officials were submitted by aggrieved gymnasts in the Senate on Wednesday. A day later, she supported the sportswomen Angelina Jolie.
The Oscar winner, who has been involved in philanthropic activities for years, met with Maggie Nichols, Kaylee Lorincz, Jessica Howard, McKayla Maroney, and Aly Raismanand then posted their joint photo on Instagram.
“I had the honor of meeting some of the brave American gymnasts who stood before the Senate committee yesterday. I am impressed with their courage and commitment to prevent future failures in tracking abuses. As Aly Raisman said in her testimony: ‘Over 100 victims could avoid suffering. “One adult would do the right thing.” I express my support and respect to both them and all those who are reliving this trauma, hoping that the system will be reformed, “wrote Jolie.
On the support of gymnasts involvement Jolie it doesn’t end there. The actress confessed that she also met with US senators, with whom she spoke about the need to amend the Act on Counteracting Violence Against Women and making the necessary reforms in the FBI.
The changes proposed by the star are intended to provide better protection for battered women and children and to guarantee them appropriate care by doctors and psychologists. Jolie is also calling for a reform of the law to allow for a completely impartial collection of forensic evidence and the introduction of mandatory training for judges and officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Jolie ended her post with the hashtag “#StopViolenceAgainstWomen”.
A report by the inspector general of the US Department of Justice found that there were many irregularities during the investigation. The document revealed that FBI officials tried to cover up the case – they took no action for eight months after receiving a report of Nassar’s crimes, and then falsified the investigation report.
One of the athletes who testified in the Senate was the four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles. “I am a victim of sexual abuse. I firmly believe that my trauma and the traumas of so many other female players are the result of the institutions that were supposed to protect us failing to do their job. I do not want another young gymnast, Olympic athlete or any other athlete. the person experienced the horror that I and hundreds of others have lived through, and we are surviving to this day in the aftermath of Larry Nassar’s abuses. I blame the entire system that made it possible for him, “Biles said emphatically.