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Gymnast Maggie Nichols, who has accused previous United states of america Gymnastics crew doctor Larry Nassar of abuse, explained she nonetheless has “couple solutions” 6 decades immediately after reporting it. She accused United states of america Gymnastics, the US Olympic Committee and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of letting Nassar to maintain abusing many others.

Nichols reported Nassar to US Gymnastics in 2015, alleging that his inappropriate touching begun when she was 15 and that he also despatched her Fb messages complimenting her appears to be.

“My Olympic desires finished in the summer of 2015 when my mentor and I reported Larry Nassar’s abuse to USAG management,” Nichols explained to users of Congress.

“I noted my abuse to United states Gymnastics around 6 many years back, and so my relatives and I received few solutions and have even more questions about how this was allowed to take place and dozens of other minimal women and women of all ages at Michigan Condition experienced to be abused after I reported,” she claimed.

Nassar also worked for Michigan State University from 1997 until finally 2016.

“In sacrificing my childhood for the prospect to contend for the United States, I am haunted by the reality that even after I reported my abuse, so numerous women and ladies experienced to suffer at the hands of Larry Nassar,” she reported.

Nichols claimed she was not interviewed by the FBI for more than a calendar year following she noted the abuse.

“The coverup of my abuse and the FBI’s failure to job interview me for a lot more than a year after my complaint are very well-documented in the OIG report. After I documented my abuse to USA Gymnastics, my loved ones and I were told by their former president, Steve Penny, to retain tranquil and not say everything that could hurt the FBI investigation. We now know there was no real FBI investigation transpiring. While my grievances [were] with the FBI, Larry Nassar ongoing to abuse ladies and ladies,” she reported.

She mentioned from the working day she documented her abuse, she was treated in different ways by gymnastics officials.

“An essential problem continues to be, perhaps the most important question: why? Why would the FBI agents lie to OIG investigators? Why would the FBI not properly document evidence that was received? Why would the FBI agent be interested in the USAG presidency? These concerns remain unanswered. The survivors of Larry Nassar have a ideal to know why their well currently being was put in jeopardy by these individuals who chose not to do their jobs,” Nichols explained.

“For many hundreds of survivors of Larry Nassar, this hearing is one of our past options to get justice,” she claimed.