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Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 1:49PM EDT
HBO to air a documentary on the USA Gymnastics sexual-abuse scandal
HBO will air the Erin Lee Carr's film, At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, next year. HBO says the documentary "masterfully weaves a tapestry of pathos, depicting a landscape in which women spend their youth seeking victory on a world stage, juxtaposed against a culture where abuse prevails and lives are damaged forever."
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 4:11PM EDT
How the ESPY Awards assembled 141 survivors of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse on stage
ESPN spent nearly $1 million to put together last week's powerful moment, with each victim receiving a custom bracelet with the word "Courage" inscribed on it. ESPYs executive producer Maura Mandt tells The Athletic that the moment had been in the works since January. Mandt says she and her team took as "much care as possible and in consultation with as many folks who understood this story that we could. When we had the number we tried to provide as much thought as we could to how to make this experience one that would be positive. We had everything from hair and makeup to crisis counselors to therapy dogs standing by to offer support. We had an entire operation for just this segment, with about 50-60 people just working on this."
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
ESPYs brought on stage 141 women who survived Larry Nassar's abuse to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Jennifer Garner presented the award to the women known as "sister survivors." "To all the survivors out there, don't let anyone else re-write your story," said gymnast Aly Raisman, adding: "We survive together." "These 141 women on stage tonight are representatives for all the survivors who spoke out about the abuses they endured by their team doctor," said ESPN in a tweet accompanied by the powerful image of all 141 women on stage.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
ESPN's ESPY Awards to honor Larry Nassar sexual assault survivors with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage
“We are honored to recognize the courage of these women at The 2018 ESPYS, to acknowledge the power of their voices, and to shine a very well-deserved spotlight on what speaking up, fighting back, and demanding accountability can accomplish,” says ESPN's Alison Overholt of the ceremony that will air on July 18 on ABC.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Fox Sports' FS1 mentioned the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal for the first time Friday night
Deadspin reported Thursday that Fox Sports’ FS1 and FS2 have never mentioned the Dr. Larry Nassar case. That silence ended Friday night. “FS1 mentioned the Larry Nassar case tonight for the first time on that channel, ever,” tweeted Deadspin’s Timothy Burke.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 1:32PM EST
Fox Sports has completely ignored the Larry Nassar sex abuse story
Deadspin found that the sex abuse scandal has never been discussed on any program on FS1 or FS2 in the past six months, based on a search of closed-captioning keywords. Deadspin’s Laura Wagner reports, “A Fox Sports spokesman declined to discuss the coverage on the record, but noted that the network doesn’t cover gymnastics. This leaves several remaining questions. Does Fox Sports only cover sports it has the rights to? (The answer to that one is no.) Is there no one—not even one of the dozens of people Fox pays to talk about sports news on TV—who was willing or able to discuss Nassar? Are there plans to cover major news stories like the USA Gymnastics sex abuse case in the future?” ALSO: The View gives Aly Raisman a standing ovation following Nassar’s sentencing.