Knowing Larry

“I’ve spent most of my life in the world of gymnastics; I’ve competed, I’ve coached and I’ve been a fan since my dad took me to see the 1980 Olympic Team tour. The vast majority of my experiences with the sport have been positive. But I’m not naïve, nor was I then, about how cruel that world can be. Nassar seemed like one of the good ones. And everyone I asked said that he was. In 2013 I invited him on my podcast for an interview. Listening back now, it’s chilling how normal a serial pedophile — one with twenty-five times the number of victims of notorious Penn State molester Jerry Sandusky — can sound.” Jessica O’Beirne: Larry Nassar duped me. He would have duped you too.

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