The FBI is getting yet another blackeye.
Victims of Larry Nassar have announced a massive lawsuit against the FBI.
Among others, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is among the plaintiffs that are seeking $1 billion.
You Are Going to Pay
It has been widely agreed in the court of public opinion that the FBI dropped the ball when investigating allegations made against Nassar.
Had the agency done its job originally, some of these girls surely would have been spared the atrocities committed by Nassar.
Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, and McKayla Maroney are among a group of nearly 90 women that have filed a claim against the FBI.
The claim was filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act, citing that the FBI’s failure to investigate complaints directly resulted in continued sexual assaults by Nassar.
The claim states, “FBI officials, who possessed this knowledge and were in a position to end Nassar’s predation, were grossly derelict in their duties resulting in Nassar sexually assaulting approximately 100 young women and children between July 28, 2015, and September 12, 2016, and conspired with the highest-ranking officials within the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, Inc. to conceal this known sexual abuse from foreseeable victims.”
Maroney made a statement of a her own, saying, “My fellow survivors and I were betrayed by every institution that was supposed to protect us – the US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, the FBI and now the Department of Justice.
“I had some hope that they would keep their word and hold the FBI accountable after we poured out our hearts to the US Senate Judiciary Committee and begged for justice.
“It is clear that the only path to justice and healing is through the legal process.”
The damage done to these girls was immeasurable and clearly, the FBI dropped the ball here.
Now, the agency, or rather the American taxpayer, is going to pay for it.
Source: Fox News