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Nassar Victims’ Attorney John Manly’s Statement on US Senate Olympics Investigation

Attorney John Manly responds to the US Senate's investigation into the Olympic Committee, highlighting the failure of USOC, USAG, and the FBI over 421 days to address the sexual abuse scandal, and calls for further action from the Justice Department and Congress.

Irvine California - “This report presents a damning indictment of USOC, USAG, and the failures of the FBI. For 421 days, USOC, USAG, and the FBI knew that Nassar had molested Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, and Maggie Nichols and failed to stop the cover-up of the largest sexual abuse scandal in the history of sports. It took the courageous testimony of these magnificent young athletes and others to end the cover-up. The Justice Department needs to follow up this report with its own investigation and prosecute any violations of the law.

Now it is up to Congress to fully implement the recommendations in this report and hold the leaders of the United States Olympic and Paralympic committee accountable for failing to protect a generation of our finest young athletes from horrible abuse.”

Manly Stewart & Finaldi is the nation’s leading firm representing athletes in child sexual abuse cases against school districts, Universities, and Olympic Governing Bodies. They recently represented 180 alleged victims of former Olympic Team doctor Larry Nassar, resulting in a $500 million-dollar settlement against Michigan State University. In 2018, the firm settled cases against the Torrance Unified School District for $31 million on behalf of alleged victims of former wrestling coach and convicted child molester Thomas Snider; against Los Angeles Unified School district for $8 million in cases involving former football coach and convicted child molester Jamie Jimenez; and for $14 million in cases involving former Los Angeles Unified District employee Ronnie Lee Roman. The firm has also settled $30 million in claims against Redlands Unified School District.

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