Simone Biles Set To Testify Before Congress About FBI’s Handling Of Larry Nassar Case

Gold medalist Simone Biles and other gymnasts are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the investigation into Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor convicted of sexually assaulting 156 women and girls. 

NBC News reports Biles, along with McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman will appear on the first panel during a Sept. 15 hearing on the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Nassar.

In July, a 119-page report accused the FBI’s Indianapolis office of making “fundamental errors” in the Nassar case. Officials were said to not have acted with urgency or reached out to other law enforcement agencies for assistance in the investigation.

In January of 2018, Biles revealed she was among the many women and girls to survive Nassar’s abuse. 

“I am not afraid to tell my story anymore. I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar,” the 24-year-old tweeted. 

In August, the ESPY winner told The Today Show that Nassar’s abuse continues to haunt her. 

“Now that I think about it, maybe in the back of my head, probably, yes, because there are certain triggers,” the Detroit native shared. “You don’t even know, and I think it could have.”

“But I knew that still being the face of gymnastics and the USA and everything we brought, it’s not going to be buried under the rug, and it will still be a very big conversation,” Biles added.

“So we still have to protect those athletes and figure out why it happened, who knew what when,” Biles continued. 

Nassar is serving up to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing 10 minors in a Michigan court in January of 2018.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray will be appearing on the second panel. 

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