Simone Biles says ‘burdens’ of Nassar abuse remained with her at Olympics

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 17:57:36 GMT 5

Simone Biles says ‘burdens’ of Nassar abuse remained with her at Olympics


  • Gymnast gives searing testimony at US senate hearing
  • FBI accused of failing to investigate abuse properly

Simone Biles offered emotional testimony on Tuesday at a US senate hearing into the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, an episode that rocked the world of gymnastics and involved some of the most famous young athletes in America.

Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, is serving an effective life sentence after abusing dozens of athletes under his care. Biles and other Olympic gold medalists such as Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney are among the survivors of the abuse. On Tuesday, they appeared in front of a senate committee to give searing testimony at the hearing into the FBI’s failed 2015 investigation into the case.

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