FBI agent in Indianapolis fired for mishandling of investigation into U.S. Gymnastics doctor

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On Wednesday, former and current U.S. gymnasts testified in the case against the FBI for its mishandling of the investigation into former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Among those who testified was McKayla Maroney, who gave details of Nassar molesting her numerous times while she was on the national team.

“That evening, I was naked, completely alone, with him on top of me, molesting me for hours,” she said, as she described the abuse she endured at the 2012 London Olympics.

Maroney explained that when the FBI interviewed her over the phone, she described the sexual abuse. When she was done, “there was just dead silence.”

“I was so shocked by the agent’s silence, and disregard for my trauma,” Maroney said. “After that minute of silence, he asked ‘is that all?'”

“What is the point of reporting abuse if our own FBI agents are going to take upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer?”

FBI Director Christopher Wray acknowledged the agency’s mishandling of the case and apologized to the victims. He also announced that Michael Langeman, the special agent at the FBI Indianapolis office who interviewed Maroney, had been fired.

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