Victims Seek Damages Over Nassar Investigation

Women and Girls Seek Damages Over Nassar Investigation

Abuse Victims STEP UP – Calling Out The FBI!

( – Over 90 female victims filed Federal Torte claims on June 8 against the FBI for the agency’s failed job investigating Larry Nassar, former team doctor for USA Gymnastics. Olympic stars Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols, and McKayla Maroney, all victims of Nassar’s abuse, are part of the group asking for damages.

The claimants allege when the FBI received complaints about Nassar’s sexual abuse in July 2015, agents didn’t take them seriously. Those in charge of the case declined to conduct interviews with victims and failed to pass the case on to the Michigan office, which allowed the doctor to continue abusing the victims.

Between July 2015 and September 2016, when the FBI finally stepped into action on the accusations, Nassar molested about 90 women and girls. The plaintiffs say the FBI and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee actively tried to hide what was happening instead of stopping it.

Claimants are seeking accountability from the agency. They want an admission the FBI didn’t do its job properly and allowed Nassar to continue his abuse. The group wants the agency to acknowledge it also victimized them.

In a statement, Maroney said, “The only path to justice and healing is through the legal process.” While the Department of Justice (DOJ) refused to press charges against the agents involved, the plaintiffs have at least one supporter in the government. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) implored Attorney General Merrick Garland to review the DOJ’s decision, saying, “The Department’s lack of candor and action on behalf of victims is inexcusable.”

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