US gymnast Simone Biles, a four-time Olympic champion, once again called for an “independent investigation” on Saturday to reveal the sexual abuse committed by former national team doctor Larry Nassar scandal.
Simone Biles replied briefly: “If you impress me and do the right thing…what about an independent investigation?”
Earlier this month, Simone Biles was one of more than 300 athletes suing American gymnastics for failing to protect them from Nassar. After all the victims of Larry Nassar have provided compensation totaling US$215 million, he has requested an independent investigation.
Lawyers for hundreds of victims considered the proposal “unacceptable” and “insufficient”. One of them believes: “This proposal will enable all the protectors of Nassar, such as former gymnastics federation president Steve Penny and former U.S. OPC (American Olympic and Paralympic Committee) president Scott Blackmond can evade justice completely without paying any fees.”
Former national team doctor Larry Nassar abused 517 athletes between 1996 and 2014, including Simone Biles. In 2018, he was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison .