Dozens gymnasts victims of former doctor Larry Nassar ask financial compensation from the FBI

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Dozens women sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar, approximately 90 including Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and also Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney and other performers, ask more than $1 billion from the FBI under the Federal Tort Claims Act for failing to stop the sports doctor when the agency first received allegations against him. In fact, is known that FBI agents in 2015 knew that Nassar was accused of assaulting gymnasts. However was no action against him. The claim was filed Wednesday. “If the FBI had simply done its job, Nassar would have been stopped before he ever had the chance to abuse hundreds of girls, including me,” said former University of Michigan gymnast Samantha Roy. “I’m especially sorry that there were people at the FBI who had their own chance to stop this monster back in 2015 and failed. And that’s inexcusable,” FBI Director Christopher Wray acknowledged to Congress last year.

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Michigan State University, which was also accused of missing chances over many years to stop Nassar, agreed to pay $500 million to more than 300 women and girls who were assaulted by him. Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, is spending the rest of his life behind bars.