A St. Paul gymnast is dedicating her Olympic dreams to her dad. Suni Lee just earned a spot on the US World Team, while her dad is in the hospital paralyzed w/ a spinal cord injury. "I tell her, 'Don't worry about me, just go and do well,'" John Lee says. KARE@10p #land10kstoriespic.twitter.com/7qKfz2msD5
The survivors and those who advocate for them are the only voices telling the story. This is partially due to the fact that numerous others in the larger investigation—people who have been subsequently fired, charged or outed as having aided Nassar—refused to comment or never responded to Pesta’s requests.
Pesta also makes no effort to explain Nassar’s motivations or to locate the “man” behind the “monster.” It’s a choice that makes the book stronger, and as a true crime story, it makes a case for how these narratives can be told in a victim-centering way. …
Jessica Howard was a 3-time National Champion from Florida.
At the Ranch in 1999 she was abused by the criminal doctor.
The ranch turned out to be a nightmare. Jessica was there solely to see Nassar for a week, not to train, and she felt isolated, especially since no parents were allowed there. “It was like a prison on an island where you couldn’t escape.”