Thirteen of Dr. Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse victims are suing for $130 million, accusing the FBI of turning a “blind eye” to the allegations.

Thirteen sexual assault victims of Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor, have filed charges against the FBI, alleging negligence and seeking $130 million in damages.

Nassar, a former doctor for the USA Gymnastics team and Michigan State University, is serving a 60-year federal prison sentence for child pornography.

In Michigan, he was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct after a court found him guilty of abusing hundreds of girls for decades.

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Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles slammed the FBI and the Justice Department in Senate testimony in September 2021 for mishandling abuse charges and then making misleading statements about the failed investigation.

When FBI Director Christopher Wray learned of the breadth of the agency’s shortcomings in managing the concerns, he stated that he felt “heartsick and enraged.”

The botched probe, Wray maintained, was the result of “individuals” who “betrayed the primary obligation that they have of protecting people,” rather than the agency as a whole.

According to administrative tort claims seeking $10 million for each victim, Nassar’s victims claim that all FBI agents participating in the inquiry chose to “turn a blind eye” to Nassar’s sexual assault of children, accusing them of “negligence” and “wrongful conduct” during the investigation.

The FBI’s Indianapolis and Los Angeles field offices were singled out in the complaint on Thursday, April 21, for failing to act appropriately in the wake of sexual abuse claims against Nassar.

In December 2021, USA Gymnastics, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and their insurers agreed to pay $380 million to Nassar’s victims in a settlement.

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