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Simone Biles To Get A Millionaire’s Payout From US Govt

Simone Biles will receive “a millionaire’s payout” from the US

Simone Biles was among Larry Nassar’s victims.

In response to 139 allegations of sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, the US Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it had reached a settlement of 138.7 million dollars.

The Justice Department stated in a statement that these settlements relate to administrative claims against the United States because of the FBI’s insufficient probe of Nassar’s wrongdoing.

Before his arrest in 2016, Larry Nassar, a physician for USA Gymnastics for 18 years and a faculty member at the University of Michigan, had been abusing women sexually for almost 20 years, all while claiming to be receiving medical care.

In July 2021, the Office of Inspector General of the Justice Department published a report that criticized the FBI’s handling of the claims against Nassar.

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Benjamin C. Mizer, acting assistant attorney general, denounced Nassar’s conduct.

“For decades, Lawrence Nassar abused his position, betraying the trust of those under his care and supervision, and evading accountability,” Mizer said.

Mizer highlighted that it was important to treat the accusations seriously right away.

“While these settlements cannot fully repair the harm caused by Nassar, our hope is that they will offer critical support to the victims as they continue on their path of healing.”

Simone Biles was one of several victims who will get compensation.

Prominent athletes including Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Sabrina Vega, Ashton Locklear, Kyla Ross, and Alyssa Baumann are among the well-known victims of Nassar’s abuse.

Nassar admitted to molesting ten of the more than 265 athletes who came forward with reports of abuse in 2017.

2018 saw the approval of a $500 million settlement for women and girls who reported sexual assault at Michigan State University, where Nassar worked at a clinic.

In 2021, the victims of Nassar negotiated a settlement of 380 million dollars with the USA Gymnastics Federation and the US Olympic and Paralympic committees.


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