People around the world were stunned in early 2018 when more than 150 women testified at the sentencing of Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor who sexually abused patients for more than 20 years. How did he escape justice for decades, and how was he able to maintain his appearance as the good guy, the ally, the protector?
From Michigan Radio and NPR, Believed is a new podcast that goes beyond the headlines to address those questions through survivors’ untold stories, interviews with parents and detectives, and recordings from police investigations with Nassar.
Believed is not only an intimate look at how a team of female survivors, detectives, and prosecutors won justice, but also an unnerving exploration of how well-meaning adults can fail to believe.
New episodes of Believed are available every Monday at michiganradio.org/believed. Or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.