Maggie Nichols was called Athlete A during the investigation because she was the first to report the abuse. The documentary details Nichols' journey, along with hundreds of others who came forward to report sexual abuse by team doctor Larry Nassar. It's straight forward, it's straight to the point, which is incredible," she said. She said the abuse by Nassar started in and she knew it wasn't right. She reported it in , but leaders with USA Gymnastics didn't call police. It took several years, but Nassar was eventually arrested and charged.
Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics, is sentenced to prison for sexual assault
Athlete A: Story Behind Netflix Doc on Gymnastics Sex Abuse | Time
T he case of Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor who was accused of sexually abusing at least girls over his decades-long career, exposed one of the largest sexual abuse scandals in U. Now, the story of the massive efforts it took to bring Nassar to justice gets the spotlight in Athlete A , a documentary from Netflix out June Nichols retired from elite gymnastics after she was not chosen for the U. Olympic team following the Olympic trials. Her parents believe she was not chosen because she came forward about Nassar.
The sex abuse scandal surrounding USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, explained
Larry Nassar, a former doctor at Michigan State and for USA Gymnastics, is sentenced to 40 to years in prison for sexual assault on January 24, Nassar was found guilty of using his position in sports medicine to abuse hundreds of women and girls in one of the most high-profile cases to arise from the MeToo movement. The scandal resulted not only in his imprisonment, likely for the rest of his life, but also criticism of the institutions that failed to detect and respond to his behavior. Nassar began working in sports medicine at a young age and began working as a trainer for the U.
The sexual abuse by Lawrence G. After investigations by The Indianapolis Star in , hundreds of women came forward with accusations of sexual abuse, dozens and dozens of them publicly confronting Nassar during sentencing hearings in early As the scandal widened, officials from several organizations — including U.