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FBI Will Pay Hefty Price for Sitting on Nassar Allegations

'WSJ' reports it has agreed to pay 100 victims roughly $100M

(Newser) - The final legal claims against the institutions that in one way or another failed the athletes who were victimized by Larry Nassar have been settled. The Justice Department announced it will pay roughly $100 million to 100 victims of the former national women's gymnastics team doctor in connection with...

Report: Alleged Attacker Says Nassar Made Lewd Remark

Shane McMillan has been convicted of 2 previous prison attacks

(Newser) - A prisoner suspected of stabbing Larry Nassar at a federal penitentiary in Florida said the disgraced former sports doctor provoked the attack by making a lewd comment about wanting to see girls playing while they were watching a Wimbledon tennis match on TV, the AP reports, citing "a person...

Larry Nassar Was 'Lucky' to Survive Prison Stabbing

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What We Know About the Larry Nassar Stabbing

Disgraced sports doctor was stabbed 10 times, is 'lucky to be alive'

(Newser) - A few details are leaking out about the prison stabbing of former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who was convicted of sexually abusing college and Olympic female gymnasts:
  • 10 times: The attack occurred about 2:35pm Sunday at the Coleman federal penitentiary in Sumterville, Florida, reports the AP . Nassar was stabbed

Larry Nassar Reportedly Stabbed in Prison

Disgraced sports doctor sexually abused young gymnasts

(Newser) - Disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar , who was convicted of sexually abusing female gymnasts, was stabbed multiple times during an altercation with another incarcerated person at a federal prison in Florida, reports the AP . Two people familiar with the matter said the attack happened Sunday at United States Penitentiary Coleman in...

Epstein Reached Out to Another High-Profile Pedophile

His letter to Larry Nassar was returned to sender, AP learns from newly released documents

(Newser) - Two weeks before ending his life, Jeffrey Epstein sat in the corner of his Manhattan jail cell with his hands over his ears, desperate to muffle the sound of a toilet that wouldn't stop running. Epstein was agitated and unable to sleep, jail officials observed in records newly obtained...

Simone Biles, Other Nassar Victims Go After FBI for $1B

'Time for the FBI to be held accountable'

(Newser) - Former Olympic gymnasts, including gold medalist Simone Biles, are among dozens of assault victims who are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop sports doctor Larry Nassar, lawyers said Wednesday. There's no dispute that FBI agents in 2015 knew that Nassar was accused of...

Critics Slam 'Infuriating' DOJ Ruling in Nassar Case

Department won't charge FBI agents accused of not properly investigating sex abuse allegations

(Newser) - Two ex-FBI agents tangled up in the Larry Nassar case won't see charges brought against them by the Justice Department. The DOJ said as much on Thursday, noting in a release that, "after multiple reviews and analyses of evidence," it won't be pursuing a criminal case...

Larry Nassar Abuse Victims Reach $380M Settlement

USA Gymnastics, USOPC agree on deal with hundreds of victims

(Newser) - The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over. The fight for substantive change within the sport's national governing body is just beginning. A federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis on Monday confirmed a $380 million...

FBI Agent Tried to Tell Me Nassar Abuse 'Wasn't That Bad'

Larry Nassar victims speak to Senate Judiciary Committee about botched investigation

(Newser) - Simone Biles says those involved in the botched FBI investigation of her abuser, former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, need to be "federally prosecuted to the fullest extent." Her Wednesday statement in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee came a day after the Washington Post reported that the...

Larry Nassar Is Not Spending His Money on Restitution

He's had $12,825 deposited into his prison account, still owes victims $58K

(Newser) - Larry Nassar has had $12,825 (which includes two stimulus checks) deposited into his inmate trust account since he was incarcerated, but the former USA Gymnastics doctor hasn't been using that money to pay the money he owes his victims. Court documents show that despite the aforementioned deposits, as...

One Team Takes Stand on What to Wear
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One Team Answers Wardrobe Debate

German gymnasts compete in unitards, saying women should wear what they want

(Newser) - The team's outfits looked similar to the others in the room as the arena lights gleamed off crystals crisscrossing their chests and down their crimson and white sleeves. But the German gymnastics team's new Olympic suits didn't stop at their hips. For decades, female gymnasts have worn...

FBI: We Blew It on Larry Nassar Investigation

Watchdog says dozens more athletes were abused while agency mishandled allegations

(Newser) - The FBI has admitted that its agents' conduct in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case was "inexcusable" and a discredit to the agency. The FBI issued a statement after the release of a Justice Department watchdog report that outlined massive failures in the investigation of the former Team USA...

After Closing a Bad Chapter, Biles Is Ready to Compete

After the abuses under USA Gymnastics, athlete says this time, 'It's for me'

(Newser) - Simone Biles has committed to performing in the summer Olympics this year. She's up at 6am for six hours of training, six days a week, for the Games scheduled for July in Tokyo . And she's committed to being even better, though she already has more Olympic and World...

Former USA Gymnastics Coach Busted on Lewdness Charges

Terry Gray arrested on 14 counts in Las Vegas

(Newser) - A former coach, already suspended by USA Gymnastics, has been arrested in Las Vegas on 14 counts of lewdness with a child under age 14. The charges cover allegations between 2007 and 2013, police said. Terry Gray coached at a club in the city, Brown's Gymnastics, from 2009 to...

Simone Biles Has Words for USAG's Birthday Wishes

'how about you amaze me and do the right thing... have an independent investigation'

(Newser) - Simone Biles turned 23 on Saturday, and CNN reports that USA Gymnastics took the occasion to tweet a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the most decorated gymnast of all time, @simonebiles! We know you will only continue to amaze us and make history!" Aforementioned most decorated gymnast wasn't having...

Nassar Victim: I'm 'Horrified' by What This School Is Doing

Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander slams the University of Michigan over allegations there

(Newser) - The first woman who publicly accused Michigan State sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse said she is "horrified," and "deeply disappointed" with the University of Michigan for how it has handled allegations of abuse by a doctor at that school. The university announced earlier this week...

Michigan Investigating Alleged Sex Abuse by Team's Ex-Doctor

Several people have made allegations involving Robert E. Anderson, who died in 2008

(Newser) - After an alumnus sent the University of Michigan an essay in July 2018, the school launched an investigation. In "My Michigan Me-too Moment, 1971," Julian Stone had written about being sexually abused in the 1970s during medical exams by Robert E. Anderson, a physician for the school's...

Court Finds Coach Lied About Hearing of Gymnasts' Abuse

Two women say they told Kathie Klages about Larry Nassar when they were 14 and 16

(Newser) - A former college coach was found guilty in a Michigan court on Friday of lying to police about what she knew of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse of gymnasts. Prosecutors said Kathie Klages lied to Michigan Attorney General's Office investigators in 2018, saying she didn't remember two teenage...

It's a Good Day for Michael Jackson Accusers

Appeals court tentatively says lawsuits by Wade Robson, James Safechuck can proceed

(Newser) - Looks like two of Michael Jackson's best-known accusers may have another day in court. A California appeals court has tentatively ruled that lawsuits by Wade Robson and James Safechuck—who accused Jackson in the HBO documentary Finding Neverland of molesting them as boys—should get fresh consideration by a...

He's Accused of 'Protecting a Child Molester.' Now, a $2.4M Payoff

Scott Blackmun, ex-CEO of US Olympic Committee, allegedly let Nassar abuse continue

(Newser) - Gymnasts who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar just learned the man who allegedly allowed that abuse to continue walked away with $2.4 million in severance. Scott Blackmun—the former CEO of the US Olympic Committee, now dubbed the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee—learned about...

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