Larry NassarLatest News and Opinion
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.