Netflix‘s new documentary Athlete A which is based on true events is featuring the brave women who declare after suffering sexual abuse at the hands of former Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The award-winning investigation will be premiering on June 24.
Featuring NCAA gymnast Maggie Nichols, Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher, and former gymnast Rachael Denhollander.
An August 2016 article in the Indianapolis Star about USA Gymnastics protecting coaches accused of abuse leads to the explosive revelation that the USAG women’s team doctor, Larry Nassar, had been abusing athletes for over two decades. More than 500 women came forth to say that they were abused by him before Nassar was convicted and given a prison sentence of at least 125 years.
This film follows the IndyStar reporters as they reveal the extensive cover-up that allowed abuse to thrive within elite-level gymnastics for more than two decades, the attorney who is fighting the institutions that failed these athletes, and most importantly, the brave whistle-blowers who refuse to be silenced.
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