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Author: NPR

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How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.
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Good grief 🇵🇷

I find it disgusting how much this series perpetuates rape culture by justifying the NEGLIGENCE and DENIAL of the parents. What they did "filing away sexual abuse" in the back of their minds make them complicit in the abuse. And to be in a room with a doctor examining your child and not observing in detail their methods is also ignorant. As a parent you protect children. At all costs. You do not just operate under the assumption doctors, coaches, people in direct access of your children have good intentions. You sustain skepticism and believe your children first. Your series does nothing for many survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Mar 7th
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Laxmi Woodham

Good grief 🇵🇷 I respectfully disagree. I think this program helps survivors of sexual abuse by showing how insidious a predator can be based on reputation alone and by revealing some of the systemic, institutional failures to address the victims who reported early on.

Mar 20th
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Rebecca Severinsen

such terrible editing! I want to hear the story but there are so many bad cuts!

Mar 5th
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Mrs Egg

I cannot tell you all how important this podcast is, just listen and take on board everything these ladies have been telling you. I'm so glad that there are people as strong as these, in the world.

Feb 24th
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Chris Rules

Still thinking about that court room full of survivors and struggling to even comprehend what cost a broken youth for these women and their families. I cried in awe several times during this story. Great journalism, I’m still thinking and may need to listen again.

Jan 30th
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The miss

i wish you were here in Germany, there is a trainer who needs to be checked.

Jan 30th
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Marie Fleming

I'm sobbing. the bravery and strength these women displayed is beyond comprehension for me. bravo to these people for coming forward and for standing up against this man and a system that supported him for so long.

Jan 24th
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Angela Hopkins

Kyle's a hero and regardless of what her parents were going through........they fricking suck!!

Jan 18th
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Jay Moe

"your time is up" ... damn that was cold

Jan 15th
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Christa Beery

My therapist recommended this podcast to me. While it was difficult to try to keep my PTSD in check, I found it so important to listen to every word. Thank you to everyone who made this happen. Thank you to those who were strough enough to speak up. I wasn't in my situation and I regret it so much.

Dec 18th
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Mehmet Guloz

Christa Beery Thank you so much for your comment. I'm sorry you had to go through such an awful experience. I wanted to say that I am sure you did all you could in your situation, and you did it to survive it. It is not at all easy to speak up sometimes.

Jan 3rd
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Lori Brooks

Thank you so much for this. I was not believed by so many people when I was date raped.. Or blamed is probably the better word. When my daughter was raped by her father I believed and most of the family believed but she was so young that her voice was not believed by DHS or the police.

Dec 17th
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Bryan Brady

the source is broken on castbox I can't listen

Dec 7th
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RainDancer

Parts of this episode are missing. Listen to minute 26

Nov 28th
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LaSandra Lee

about 1/2 way through gaslighting episode. The episode drew me in with the idea I would get to hear Larry speak... but the audio was edited so severely that I wasn't given the opportunity to learn. The journalist spoke over all of it with her opinion. As a fellow Me Too, I was intrigued to hear what his warped mind had to say. I was also sexually abused from toddlerhood to teenager in an extreme way. I wanted to hear how these deviants think. Let the nutcase speak! You already have your platform.

Nov 21st
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LaSandra Lee

Amanda Williams thank you

Jan 2nd
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Amanda Williams

LaSandra Lee the unedited videos of his interviews can be found on YouTube.

Nov 28th
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