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Larry Nassar auditions live: Simone Biles to testify on FBI handling of abuse

Athlete Simone Biles is scheduled to testify before a Senate committee to examine allegations of FBI abuse against former Olympic gymnast team doctor Larry Nassar.

Nassar, who is currently serving a sentence of 40 to 175 years in prison on seven counts of criminal sexual behavior in the first degree, has been charged with abuse by more than 150 women – including Ms Biles and her fellow gymnastics stars Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols, who are also due to testify Wednesday, September 15.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is examining the allegations made against Nassar in 2015, and a report by the Justice Department’s Inspector General released in July found that Indianapolis FBI agents had not responded to allegations made by more. of 100 athletes “with the greatest seriousness and the greatest urgency. merited and required allegations ”.

The report suggested the FBI office had done “limited follow-up” on allegations of abuse against Nassar, and continued to work with young athletes for a year after complaints were filed.

Meanwhile, according to the report, he allegedly abused more than 70 young athletes who were under his medical care.

The report’s release also saw the firing of an FBI agent as part of an internal investigation into the abuse allegations.

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