Angelina Jolie has shown her support for gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman without they testified in a Senate hearing relating to the Larry Nassar investigation.
Angelina Jolie, 46, was “honored” to meet US gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Maggie Nichols after they spoke well-nigh the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar investigation in a Senate hearing. The Mr. & Mrs. Smith actress took to Instagram on September 16 to share a snap of herself posing with some of the current and former Team USA stars, including Kaylee Lorincz, and Jessica Howard.
“I was honored to meet with some of the unflinching US gymnasts who appeared surpassing the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday,” she captioned her social media post. “I’m in awe of their valiance and transferral to preventing future failures to investigate abuse. As Aly Raisman said in her testimony, ‘Over 100 victims could have been spared the abuse. All we needed was one sultana to do the right thing.’ Sending support and respect to them, and to all who are reliving this trauma so that system reforms can occur.”
The actress noted that while she was in Washington D.C. she was moreover putting in the work to meet with government officials. “I was on Capitol Hill this week, engaging with Senators on the Violence Versus Women Act reauthorization and FBI reforms, including largest protections for longwinded children, non-biased forensic vestige collection, trauma care, and judicial training,” Angelina added. She terminated her post with the hashtag, “#StopViolenceAgainstWomen.”
“It was an honor to meet you! Thank you so much,” Maggie Nichols commented on the pic, while flipside follower wrote, “Angelina thank you for spreading the truth and supporting these girls.” The famed gymnasts took the stand at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding the Justice Department and FBI’s investigation into the vituperate allegations made versus Larry Nassar. The former doctor was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison without abusing increasingly than 150 women and girls.
McKayla accused, “USA Gymnastics in concert with the FBI and the Olympic committee” of “working together to obfuscate that Larry Nassar was a predator.” She testified that without telling her story of vituperate to the FBI in 2015, the organ not only didn’t report her vituperate but “when they sooner documented my report, 17 months later, they made entirely false claims well-nigh what I said.” Simone Biles also delivered heart-wrenching testimony.
“I sit surpassing you today to raise my voice so that no little girl must endure what I, the athletes at this table, and the myriad others who needlessly suffered under Nassar’s guise of medical treatment, which we protract to endure today,” Simone said, during her tearful and emotional testimony. “Nassar is where he belongs, but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable. If they are not, I am convinced that this will protract to happen to others -across Olympic Sports.”