American gymnast Simone Biles will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee assessing mistakes the FBI made in investigating sexual assault committed by Larry Nassar while he was a doctor for the national gymnastics team.
Today, Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that Biles and three other world champions will participate in a hearing on Wednesday, although they will do so via video conference due to restrictions imposed by Covid-19.
Biles’ testimony comes after an internal Justice Department report revealed in mid-July that the FBI had not responded promptly and seriously as required to the allegations against Nassar, who had used his position as a doctor to abuse mathematics.
Biles, 24, the 19-time world champion, has been highly critical of the way the US Soccer Federation and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee handled the complaints against Nassar, and she is one of about 140 female athletes who have filed complaints against both organizations.
More than 350 women are believed to have been abused by Nassar, who was sentenced to life in prison by a Michigan court in 2018 for sexually assaulting dozens of young gymnasts. to children.