Angelina Jolie has proven her assist for gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman after they testified in a Senate listening to referring to the Larry Nassar investigation.
Angelina Jolie, 46, was “honored” to satisfy US gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Maggie Nichols after they spoke concerning the FBI’s dealing with of the Larry Nassar investigation in a Senate listening to. The Mr. & Mrs. Smith actress took to Instagram on September 16 to share a snap of herself posing with a few of the present and former Team USA stars, together with Kaylee Lorincz, and Jessica Howard.
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“I was honored to meet with some of the brave US gymnasts who appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday,” she captioned her social media publish. “I’m in awe of their courage and commitment 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 adult 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 famous that whereas she was in Washington D.C. she was additionally placing within the work to satisfy with authorities officers. “I was on Capitol Hill this week, engaging with Senators on the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization and FBI reforms, including better protections for abused children, non-biased forensic evidence collection, trauma care, and judicial training,” Angelina added. She concluded her publish with the hashtag, “#StopViolenceAgainstWomen.”
“It was an honor to meet you! Thank you so much,” Maggie Nichols commented on the pic, whereas one other follower wrote, “Angelina thank you for spreading the truth and supporting these girls.” The famed gymnasts took the stand on the Senate Judiciary Committee listening to concerning the Justice Department and FBI’s investigation into the abuse allegations made towards Larry Nassar. The former physician was sentenced to as much as 175 years in jail after abusing greater than 150 girls and ladies.
McKayla accused, “USA Gymnastics in concert with the FBI and the Olympic committee” of “working together to conceal that Larry Nassar was a predator.” She testified that after telling her story of abuse to the FBI in 2015, the company not solely didn’t report her abuse however “when they eventually documented my report, 17 months later, they made entirely false claims about what I said.” Simone Biles additionally delivered heart-wrenching testimony.
“I sit before you today to raise my voice so that no little girl must endure what I, the athletes at this table, and the countless others who needlessly suffered under Nassar’s guise of medical treatment, which we continue to endure today,” Simone mentioned, throughout 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 continue to happen to others -across Olympic Sports.”