Victims of Larry Nassar have reached a $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics and the Olympic Committee.
According to The Guardian, the settlement was reached at an Indianapolis court on Monday (December 13). The agreement brings an end to a five-year legal battle that began after Nassar’s abuse was first exposed to the public.
Nassar was sentenced to over 300 years in prison for abusing over a hundred underage girls during his time as a doctor for USA Gymnastics.
“This settlement is the result of the bravery of hundreds of survivors who, despite legal obstacles, long odds and the best corporate legal talent money can buy, refused to be silent. The power of their story eventually won the day,” stated an attorney for the plaintiffs, Jon Manly.
Money from the settlement will be distributed among hundreds of women who lodged claims. Among the more high-profile victims are Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney, each of whom offered testimony before the US Senate in relation to the abuse they suffered.
Rachel Denhollander – the first woman to openly accuse Larry Nassar of abuse – took to Twitter to welcome the settlement.
“Justice has been done insofar as it can be, and it is good that we rejoice in that,” she wrote. “But remember that tomorrow everyone wakes up still living the consequences. Don’t lose that reality in the midst of sober rejoining in the truth.”
Justice has been done insofar as it can be, and it is good that we rejoice in that.
But remember that tomorrow everyone wakes up still living the consequences. Don’t lose that reality in the midst of sober rejoicing in the truth.
— Rachael Denhollander (@R_Denhollander) December 9, 2021
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