- Netflix is making a documentary related to one of the “biggest scandals” in sports history
- “Athlete A” is the documentary that will follow the story of Larry Nassar, accused of sexual abuse by numerous athletes.
- The title refers to Maggie Nichols, who became the first person to tell her of her ordeal.
Netflix is home to many great content and offers many options across different genres. The broadcasting giant has an extensive collection of documentaries that tell stories of all the moments that created a stir in the field of sports. From “The Last Dance” to “Icarus,” the streaming service has a ton of options for millions of its customers, and it seems like it’s not in the mood to stop doing that kind of content.
According to The Independent, Netflix will present a documentary related to one of the “biggest scandals” in sports history. Titled “Athlete A,” the documentary will follow the story of Larry Nassar, accused of sexual abuse by numerous athletes.
The upcoming documentary would also show how authorities investigated the matter for two years, leading to Nassar’s imprisonment.
The title, “Athlete A”, refers to Maggie Nichols, who became the first woman to tell of her ordeal. Nichols, considered one of the best athletes of this generation, was the first to report sexual abuse by the US gymnastics team doctor. USA
At the time, Nichols said he was only 15 years old when it all started. Nassar was helping her provide treatment for the back problems she suffered during a training camp.
In a statement obtained by Time magazine, the athlete revealed that she trusted Nassar with all the treatment she was giving him. But then, he began to touch her inappropriately. Nichols further explained that he did not say anything about the match because he was told that Nassar was the “best” doctor in the sports industry.
“At first I was confident in what I was doing, but then he started touching me in places I really didn’t think I should. She wasn’t wearing gloves and she didn’t tell me what she was doing. No one else was in the room and I accepted what I was doing because the adults told me that I was the best doctor and that he could help ease my pain, “said Nichols.
In addition to Nichols, athletes like Jeanette Antolin, Simone Biles, Rachael Denhollander, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, and more, presented their respective stories.
More than 150 women testified against the team’s doctor, making it one of the biggest scandals in sports history. Nassar was arrested in December 2016 after the FBI found more than 37,000 images of child pornography and a video of him abusing underage girls. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography offenses and was also sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison for sexual assault.