Silence is Golden (Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics)

In 2016 a scandal came to light that rocked the world of elite women’s gymnastics. Olympic United States National Team doctor Larry Nassar had been sexually abusing gymnasts during treatments for 29 years. What was worse, USAG was well aware of what had been going on, and had a thick file of predatory coaches they had failed to report over the years buried in a filing cabinet. This is a story of a group of extraordinary children who’s safety and wellbeing was ignored for a great many years in exchange for medals and sponsorships. Hundreds, maybe even thousands of gymnasts have suffered at the hands of predatory men they thought the could trust.  It is shocking and heart breaking and quite honestly this was hard story to tell, but it’s so important to hear. 154 brave women stood up in a court room and told their stories. We applaud their courage and hope to do their stories justice.

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Rachael Denhollander’s full victim impact statement

 

the IndyStar’s initial article on predatory coaches

 

the IndyStar’s article on Larry Nassar

 

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