Approximately ninety women are suing the FBI under the Federal Tort Claims Act because the bureau’s failure to properly investigate complaints against Dr. Larry Nassar resulted in Nassar’s continued sexual abuse of women and girls. The plaintiffs allege that Nassar committed these acts because the FBI did not investigate the allegations promptly. Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, and McKayla Maroney are all former Olympic gymnasts, and they are part of this group of ladies.
After being found guilty on several charges of sexually abusing female athletes, Larry Nassar, a convicted sex abuser who formerly worked as a doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. He was sentenced to life in prison. According to the findings of an inquiry conducted by the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, the FBI received allegations in 2015 that Nassar had abused several gymnasts at the time, but did not commence an inquiry at that time.
According to what Maroney claimed in a statement, survivors “were duped by every organization that was supposed to safeguard us,” including the United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, the FBI, and now the Department of Justice. “After pleading with them for justice, I had high hopes that the Senate Judiciary Committee of the United States would keep their word and hold the FBI accountable for their actions. It is quite clear that the pursuit of justice and the process of reconciliation can only be accomplished through the judicial system.”
Chris Wray, the Director of the FBI, expressed his regret for the agency’s actions during a hearing before the Senate.
” In 2015, they could put an end to this monster, but the FBI did not use that opportunity. My heart goes out to them in particular. And that, in and of itself, is a scandal “The statement was made by Wray. Wray was not the director of the FBI when the evidence in question was collected.