If there is one person responsible for convicting and imprisoning former Team USA Gymnastics “doctor” and notorious pedophile Larry Nassar, it is Rachael Denhollander. In September 2016, after collecting evidence for over a decade, Rachael went to the
In a time such as this, we need courageous people like you to help us summon our own courage and voices. Thank you for illustrating the way. Another great piece.
There is a notable absence of “I stand with...” messaging in my FB feed this time around.
The eternal moral question: If not you then who?
You’re an inspiration to us all. Thank you for writing this powerful piece.
unfortunately if memory serves Jamie and the others continued to be harassed until they found the child porn collection during the DEC search of nassars home..
Excellent excellent lighthouse call to action. You are one of my modern day examples of a hero. Thank you for modeling a way to stand and step up.
This 'stack should make everyone understand that we may feel alone but there is a power "of one" that cannot be denied. Unfortunately, it also makes me frightened for humanity's future given what Rachel accomplished but not without substantial help. This excerpt from an AP article underscores my cocnern:
Michigan Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis spoke at the sentencing hearing Wednesday for Larry Nassar, saying that the case proves society needs "investigative journalists more than ever."
Where are our investigative journalists these days? Lost in a world of censureship and a perverted journalism business model, I'm afraid. Maybe the Jennifer Sey's of this new world order can coax them out into the open. And maybe the brave ones (Taibbi, Schellenberger, Carlson, Greenwald, Weiss, et al) who already have will help propagate more of them. The need is a desperate one.