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Alexander: Gymnastics scandal reveals degrees of difficulty with accountability

The world according to Jim: • As the editors at Sports Illustrated sit down select their Sportsperson(s) of the Year for 2021 … well, maybe the process should have started and ended this week. When Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday on the coverup of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of the athletes under his care, they represented an entire generation of U.S. female gymnasts whose trust was betrayed by the people i...
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US gymnasts Biles and Maroney testify on FBI's handling of Larry Nassar investigation

Simone Biles and McKayla Maroney testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on the FBI's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Olympians, senators call for prosecution of former FBI agents for lying about the Larry Nassar case

Two and a half hours into a Senate judiciary committee hearing into the FBI’s mishandling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) offered FBI director Christopher Wray some advice. The hearing was in response to the July release of a Department of Justice Office of Inspector General’s report that found the FBI failed to act in its Nassar investigation “with the urgency that the allegations required.” Specifically the Inspector General’s investigation found ...
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Sex abuse scandals haunt USA Gymnastics even at the Olympics

TOKYO >> Ten years ago Tokyo hosted another major international gymnastics competition, the 2011 World Championships. Those Worlds would launch a decade of American dominance unprecedented in the sport; an era where Team USA has won all seven Olympic or World all-around team titles available between 2011 and 2019, all but one of the individual all-around crowns during that period, 32 of 52 individual Olympic and World individual gold medals, and witnessed the emergence of a once in a lifetime ta...
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DOJ investigation blasts FBI for mishandling Larry Nassar case

Officials in the FBI’s Indianapolis office failed to respond to allegations by American Olympic champions and national team members that they had been sexually abused by former U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar “with the urgency that the allegations required,” according to a U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released Wednesday. The OIG, after a nearly three-year investigation, also concluded that W. Jay Abbott, the Indianapolis special age...
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BREAKING: Department of Justice releases report on FBI’s handling of Nassar case

Officials in the FBI’s Indianapolis office failed to respond to allegations by American Olympic champions and national team members that they had been sexually abused by former U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar “with the urgency that the allegations required,” according to a U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released Wednesday. The OIG, after a nearly three-year investigation, also concluded that W. Jay Abbott, the Indianapolis special age...
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The SEC charged a Florida company that promised investors 60% returns with operating a Ponzi scheme and raising as much as $17 million in fraudulent offerings

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The SEC obtained an asset freeze to stop an alleged Ponzi scheme involving Florida resident Jonathan P. Maroney. The US regulator alleges Maroney's Harbor City Capital raised at least $17.1 million from more than 100 investors in a series of fraudulent securities offerings. Maroney misappropriated funds to purchase a waterfront property and Mercedes Benz, the SEC said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. The US Securities a...
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USA Gymnastics signs deal with FloSports, sparks outrage

In announcing a multi-year agreement with FloSports Wednesday, USA Gymnastics CEO Li Li Leung said the partnership “aims to empower athletes” and that the Austin-based paid streaming company “is aligned with our goals of expanding athlete health and wellness resources.” But the USA Gymnastics agreement with FloSports has sparked widespread outrage within the American gymnastics over a website owned by the company linking to purported nude photos of Olympic champion McKayla Maroney in 2014. To fo...
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Senate passes powerful Olympic reform legislation

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed major Olympic reform legislation Tuesday that would demand greater accountability from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the national governing bodies of Olympic sports in this country in the wake of the USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming sexual and physical abuse scandals. The Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act places greater legal liability on the USOPC and NGBs for sexual abuses by coaches, officials and employees and provides C...
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Cornyn calls on Justice Department to release report on FBI’s handling of Nassar case

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) is calling on the Justice Department’s inspector general to release his report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of its investigation into former U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics women’s national team physician Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of young gymnasts. Cornyn in a letter to Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, Tuesday said he is “deeply concerned about evidence of the FBI’s lack of urgency” in investigating allegations against Nassar in ...
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Briston Maroney: The Garden

The latest from Nashville’s Briston Maroney, “The Garden” moves along with earnest wisdom and an eager hook. It falls within the young artist’s Miracle single series, and follows up his recent—and acclaimed—Indiana EP. Producer John Congelton worked with Maroney on the track, marking the first collaboration with the singer/songwriter/guitarist.
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Weinstein Is Convicted. Where Does #MeToo Go From Here?

Prominent #MeToo voices, emboldened by a verdict many thought impossible, are grappling with how the movement can unite behind a concrete set of policy goals.
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Deputies Find Vehicle That Was Stolen From Outside San Andreas Hospital

SAN ANDREAS (CBS13) – Authorities were able to find a vehicle stolen from the parking lot of a Calaveras County hospital over the weekend. On February 8, 2020, at about 2:30 a.m. a person left the Mark Twain Hospital and noticed their vehicle was missing from a parking stall. They called the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol to report the theft. Only 10 minutes later, sheriff’s deputies spotted the vehicle near the Mobil Gas Station on Vista Del Lago Road in...
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Olympians demand Justice Department release report on FBI in Nassar case

For months Lynn Raisman tried to find out why the FBI had not interviewed her daughter Aly, the three-time Olympic gymnastics champion, about being sexually assaulted by U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics women’s national team physician Larry Nassar. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics president and chief executive officer, admonished Raisman to keep quiet, insisting that the FBI investigation of Nassar was proceeding, she said. The FBI wasn’t returning Raisman’s emails or telephone calls, she said. At one...
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Jennifer Lawrence is engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lawrence is engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney. Her publicist confirmed Wednesday the 28-year-old Academy Award winner’s engagement, but did not provide additional details. People magazine reported in June that Lawrence was dating Maroney, who is the director of an art gallery in New York City. Lawrence has finished filming her […]
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5 Things to Know About Jennifer Lawrence’s Fiance Cooke Maroney

New fiancé alert! Jennifer Lawrence recently got engaged to New York City-based art gallery director Cooke Maroney. J. Law’s rep confirmed the news to Us Weekly on Tuesday, February 5, days after the actress stepped out wearing a new ring on her left hand. Cooke Maroney attends the Museo Jumex opening afterparty in Mexico City, Mexico, on November 16, 2013. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images Unlikely Celebrity Couples The newly engaged couple’s relationship first made headlines in ...
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Jennifer Lawrence Is Engaged to Cooke Maroney

J. Law is getting married! Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney are engaged, Us Weekly can confirm. Celebrity Engagements of 2019 The 28-year-old Oscar winner sparked engagement speculation on Tuesday, February 5, days after she was seen wearing a diamond ring on her finger while out in New York City with the 33-year-old art dealer. Page Six reported at the time that the twosome “seemed like they were celebrating” something at Raoul’s restaurant. Cooke Maroney and Jennifer Lawrence...
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Jennifer Lawrence Sparks Engagement Speculation: See Her Ring!

Update: Us Weekly confirms the pair are engaged! Will wedding bells soon be ringing? Jennifer Lawrence fueled rumors that she’s engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney after flaunting a large diamond ring on her finger. The Oscar winner, 28, and the art dealer, 33, enjoyed dinner with friends at Raoul’s in New York City over the weekend. An eyewitness told Page Six that the couple “seemed like they were celebrating” something and Lawrence’s ring “was very noticeable.” Celebrity Couples and How T...
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Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney Spark Engagement Rumors: See Her Ring!

Will wedding bells soon be ringing? Jennifer Lawrence fueled rumors that she’s engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney after flaunting a large diamond ring on her finder. The Oscar winner, 28, and the art dealer, 33, enjoyed dinner with friends at Raoul’s in New York City over the weekend. An eyewitness told Page Six that the couple “seemed like they were celebrating” something and Lawrence’s ring “was very noticeable.” Celebrity Couples and How They First Met: Love Story Beginnings ...
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All Olympia, former training center for McKalya Maroney, shuts down amid scandals, lawsuits

All Olympia Gymnastics Center, the Hawthorne gym that produced Olympic and World Championship medalists but found itself at the center of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal, is closing. All Olympia gained worldwide attention with the rise of Olympic champion McKayla Maroney, who revolutionized the vault and became one of the most recognizable women athletes on the planet after the 2012 London Games. Mattie Larson, a 2019 World Championships silver medalist, is also All Olympia product. But All O...
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McKayla Maroney Says She Told Olympic Coach Of Nassar Abuse In 2011

Maroney told "Dateline" she reported the abuse to John Geddert during the 2011 World Championships, but he did nothing.
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Maroney: Abused hundreds of times by Nassar

Former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney appeared on the "Today" show and said that she was abused hundreds of times by Larry Nassar.
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USA Gymnastics denies using non-disclosure agreements, but two settlements say otherwise

Two confidential out-of-court settlements between USA Gymnastics and two gymnasts who allege they were sexually abused by their coach contradict a recent assertion by USA Gymnastics to a U.S. Senate subcommittee that the organization has not used non-disclosure agreements as part of investigations, according to documents obtained by the Southern California News Group. Then-USA Gymnastics chief executive officer Steve Penny approved six-figure financial settlement agreements with a former U.S. ju...
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As F.B.I. Took a Year to Pursue the Nassar Case, Dozens Say They Were Molested

The agency was seemingly slowed by jurisdictional issues, and athletes went unwarned that a potential child molester was in their midst.
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Larry Nassar, Sentenced in Sexual Abuse Case, Heads Back to Court

The former doctor for U.S.A. Gymnastics and a Michigan State University clinic faces sentencing for similar crimes against three girls in another case.
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The Larry Nassar Case and What Comes Next

The string of events that ended this week in a Michigan courtroom began nearly two years ago. Here’s a look at the scandal as it continues to unfold.
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Opinion: U.S.A. Gymnastics Still Values Medals More Than Girls

Corporations like AT&T are doing more to reckon with the abuse than the sport’s governing body.
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The Most Impactful Statements From The Survivors Who Spoke At Larry Nassar's Sentencing

After three days of statements in a Michigan court, Aly Raisman stood in front of Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor, last week to deliver hers. "You are nothing," Raisman told the man who had abused her and at least 139 other women throughout his medical career. The two-time gold medal Olympian admitted that she was "scared and nervous" to speak out, but after hearing so many women come forward with their own stories, she knew she had to. "We are here," she told Nassar. "...
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Gymnasts Confront Larry Nassar Over Sexual Abuse

Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber were among several gymnasts who spoke during the sentencing hearing for Lawrence G. Nassar, the former team doctor, who pleaded guilty to molestation charges in November.
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McKayla Maroney, Describing Sexual Abuse, Calls Larry Nassar a ‘Monster of a Human Being’

The Olympic gymnast is one of over 100 victims who submitted impact statements about abuse by Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, the former gymnastics team doctor.
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