Current and former Team USA gymnasts, including Simone Biles, are set to testify on Wednesday in the Senate’s hearing on the FBI’s investigation of former team trainer Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to prison in 2018 in connection with years of sexual abuse involving the program.
The Senate Judiciary Committee shared on Monday that Biles and her former teammates McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols will testify in the full committee meeting.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray will also testify.
BREAKING: Olympic and world champion gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols, and Aly Raisman to testify at Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the FBI's dereliction of duty in the Nassar case.— Senate Judiciary Committee (@JudiciaryDems) September 13, 2021
DOJ IG Horowitz and FBI Dir. Wray to also testify.
The report also shared that the FBI’s field office in Indianapolis made “numerous and fundamental errors” in its investigation, violating FBI policies as well.
In response, the FBI said the actions from its employees on this case were “inexcusable and a discredit to this organization,” adding that those responsible for the misconduct no longer work for the bureau.
Nassar, who was charged with multiple counts of federal pornography and sexual abuse, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in 2018 after pleading guilty to 10 molestation charges.