What’s Current: Sentencing begins for USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually abusing 140 female athletes

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • Yesterday, Olympic gold-medalist Simone Biles made her own #MeToo statement, coming out as one of over 140 female gymnasts sexually abused by USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar. Nassar’s sentencing hearing began today and model Chrissy Teigen offered to pay the $100,000 fine McKayla Maroney, another victim, would face if she violated a non-disclosure agreement to testify.
  • Two more women have spoken out about sexual misconduct by stunt coordinator Joel Kramer after Eliza Dushku’s weekend Facebook post saying he molested her when she was 12 years old. Kramer has been fired fired from his agency.
  • Women living in poverty across the US often face rampant sexual harassment from landlords and social workers when seeking housing.
  • Danish inventor Peter Masden has been charged with the murder of journalist Kim Wall, whose body was found after she interviewed him on his submarine.
  • A UK Coroner rules that 13 month old Poppi Worthington suffocated and died in her father’s bed after he sexually abused her. However, The Guardian reports:

“[Paul] Worthington may never be put on trial because police failed to collect forensic evidence. The nappy Poppi was wearing, along with her pyjama bottoms and a pillow she slept with, were never recovered, nor the sheet on Worthington’s bed.”

Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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  • Meghan Murphy

    Disgusting.