Joe Charles, Kelly, Aaliyah discussed on Democracy Now


Is a bit strange because humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines Children we were vaccinated for measles All the children who were vaccinated and no one protested A warning to our audience these next stories contain descriptions of sexual violence Some of gymnastics biggest stars offered a scathing account of the FBI's failure to stop serial sexual abuse or USH gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday This is Olympic gold medalist Michaela maroney This was very clear cookie cutter pedophilia and abuse And this is important because I told the FBI all of this and they chose to falsify my report and to not only minimize my abuse but silence me yet again I thought given the severity of this situation that they would act quickly for the sake of protecting other girls But instead it took them 14 months to report anything when Larry Nassar in my opinion should have been in jail that day The FBI USOC and USAG sat idly by as dozens of girls and women continued to be molested by Larry Nassar Simone Biles the four time Olympic gold medalist widely considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time also spoke before the Senate I don't want another young gymnast Olympic athlete or any individual to experience the horror that I hundreds of others have endured before during and continuing to this day In the week Of the larynx or abuse To be clear sorry Take your time To be clear I blame Larry Nassar And I also blame an entire system That enabled and perpetrated his abuse Lawyers say that in the time between the FBI being told of doctor Nasser's crimes and his 2016 arrest NASA abused another 120 people FBI director Christopher wray apologized to the gymnast during the hearing Last week the FBI fired an agent involved in the investigation into Nasser both the gymnasts and senators on the judiciary committee called out Justice Department leadership for failing to appear at Wednesday's hearing Attorney general Merrick Garland is expected to testify in October Here in New York as the federal trial for accused sexual predator and trafficker R. Kelly continues a survivor and former backup dancer told the court earlier this week she saw Kelly engaged in a quote sexual situation with rising R&B superstar Lee I went she was just 13 or 14 years old Kelly and Aaliyah were married in 1994 using falsified documents when Aaliyah was only 15 and Kelly 27 or Kelly faces multiple federal criminal charges including sexual exploitation of children kidnapping and forced labor In China a leading figure in the country's me two movements says she'll appeal her case after a judge dismissed her sexual assault and harassment claims Joe Charles a former television intern accused a well-known host of forcibly kissing and groping her in his dressing room but says the court refused to consider key evidence in her case She addressed the court's decision.

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