At the Heart of Gold- Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019) In 2016 USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. [01:29:01]

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How tragically poignant that a doc about the sexually abused american gymnasts, by their doctor/trainer Larry Nassar, starts with showing the girl’s love of gymnastics by showing images of Russian gymnast Olga Korbut, who was herself at the very time (olympics in 1972) sexually abused (literally raped) by her trainer Renald Knysh.


NPR did a podcast called ‘Believed’ about Larry’s victims. It does a good job of helping you understand how he got away with it for so long and how the parents were fooled.


I copied this quote from the documentary cuz it gets at the heart of abusive groups and systems: “We demonize the Nassars and the Sanduskys and they’ve done horrible things. But it’s the ones who covered it up who made it worse and created more victims. We have to start listening to our kids. If a child says to you they don’t like how someone touched them, you don’t say ‘But that’s one of the nicest people I ever met.’


I absolutely fucking LOVE that the judge said “I just handed down your death sentence.”


Ok so this guy do ‘vaginal adjustment’ for shoulder pain….