After testifying in a Senate hearing about the Larry Nassar probe, Angelina Jolie has expressed her support for gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman.
After speaking about the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar investigation at a Senate hearing, Angelina Jolie, 46, was “proud” to meet US gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Maggie Nichols. On September 16, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith actress shared a photo of herself posing with current and past Team USA members, including Kaylee Lorincz and Jessica Howard, on Instagram.
She captioned her Instagram image, “I was honored to meet with some of the brave US gymnasts who came before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday.” “I admire their bravery and dedication to preventing future failures to investigate abuse.
‘Over 100 victims may have been spared the assault,’ Aly Raisman claimed in her testimony. All we needed was one responsible adult to act.’ Sending them my support and respect, as well as to all those who are reliving this horror in the hopes of systemic reform.”
While in Washington, D.C., the actress made a point. She was also working hard to schedule meetings with government authorities. Angelina continued, “This week, I was on Capitol Hill, meeting with Senators on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and FBI reforms, including greater protections for abused children, non-biased forensic evidence collecting, trauma care, and judicial training.” “#StopViolenceAgainstWomen,” she said at the end of her post.
“It was a pleasure meeting you! “Angelina, thank you for exposing the truth and supporting these girls,” Maggie Nichols commented on the photo, while another follower added, “Thank you for spreading the truth and supporting these girls.” The famous gymnasts testified during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the Justice Department and FBI’s investigation into Larry Nassar’s abuse charges. After molesting more than 150 women and girls, the former doctor was sentenced to up to 175 years in jail.
“USA Gymnastics in cooperation with the FBI and the Olympic Committee” was accused by McKayla of “working together to conceal that Larry Nassar was a predator,” according to McKayla. She claimed that after she told the FBI about her abuse in 2015, the agency not only didn’t disclose it, but also “made wholly false assertions about what I stated” when they finally documented her report 17 months later. Simone Biles also gave an emotional testimony.
During her teary and emotional testimony, Simone said, “I sit before you today to raise my voice so that no child girl must face what I, the athletes at this table, and the countless others who needlessly suffered under Nassar’s guise of medical care, which we continue to bear today.” “Nassar belongs in prison, but those who helped him should be held accountable. If they aren’t, I am confident that it will happen to others – across all Olympic sports.”