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Simone Biles Testifies About Larry Nassar On Capitol Hill, Says FBI 'Turned A Blind Eye' To Victims

Sep. 15 2021, Published 3:04 p.m. ET

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Simone Biles bravely gave an emotional testimony in front of Senators on Capitol Hill regarding Larry Nassar.

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During her Wednesday, September 15, speech, the 24-year-old olympian got choked up as she began saying, "I am also a survivor of sexual abuse and I believe without a doubt that the circumstances that led to my abuse and allowed it to continue are directly the result that organizations created by Congress to oversee and protect me as an athlete. USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee failed to do their jobs."

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Biles, who was a victim of the former U.S. Gymnastics doctor, directly called out the FBI for their failure to adequately respond to the allegations of Nassar's abuse.

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“We suffered and continue to suffer because no one at FBI, [U.S. Gymnastics] or the [USOC] did what was necessary to protect us. We have been failed and we deserve answers. Nassar is where he belongs, but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable. If they are not, I am convinced that this will continue to happen to others across Olympic sports," the gold medalist detailed to the committee.

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Biles continued, "This is the largest case of sexual abuse in the history of American sport. It truly feels like the FBI turned a blind eye to us."

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The gymnast doubled down on the Bureau as she emphasized, "They had legal, legitimate evidence of child abuse and did nothing."

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Biles poignant testimony comes after her fellow U.S. gymnastics team member McKayla Maroney spoke out about the abuse that she experienced in the clutches of the disgraced physician and the environment that bred the exploitation of the team members.

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As OK! previously reported, the 25-year-old athlete told Elle Magazine, "We were not treated like Olympians, we were treated like we were in a military camp," and revealed that their “coaches were so focused on us being skinny and us being the best to get the gold medal for their own ego.”

After Maroney had been molested by Nassar, she recalled, “he was like, ‘You know, to be a great athlete, we sometimes have to do things that other people wouldn’t do. Basically, he was silencing me and saying, ‘This is what it takes to be great.’”

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