DOJ Report Says FBI Botched Nassar Sex Abuse Investigation

Law360 (July 14, 2021, 9:30 PM EDT) -- The FBI disregarded Olympic gymnasts' allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar and made false statements to contain the fallout of its botched investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice's internal watchdog said in a scathing report Wednesday.

The FBI took almost no action after being tipped off to allegations against Nassar in July 2015, allowing him to continue abusing 70 or more athletes until police in Michigan acted on a separate complaint, according to a DOJ Office of the Inspector General report. The nearly 120-page review cites a litany of ethics and policy lapses in the federal government's...

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