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The Athletes Who Brought Down Larry Nassar & Exposed Those Who Enabled Him

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It has been more than a year since University of Oklahoma star gymnast Maggie Nichols was revealed as Athlete A, the first to report the sexual abuse by Larry Nassar to USA Gymnastics.

  On this edition of  Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with Abigail Pesta about her new book The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down. In the book, we meet the brave young women who brought down Larry Nassar.

How did he get away with decades of sexual abuse? What happened to the people and institutions that enabled Nassar and failed these young athletes? And what has changed since this explosive story broke? 

Guest:

Abigail Pesta, award winning journalist and author of The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down

Web Resources:

Paste: Abigail Pesta's The Girls Succeeds by Solely Giving a Voice to Sexual Assault Survivors—Not Their Abuser

Marie Claire: Larry Nassar's Likely First Victim Alleges Even Darker Evils in New Book on His Abuse

Vice: Sexual Predator Larry Nassar Had Support Within USA Gymnastics, Book Alleges Daily Beast: How Michigan State Got Outplayed in $500 Million Nassar Deal