Angelina Jolie is speaking out with praise for the brave U.S. gymnasts who spoke at a Senate hearing this week.
Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols, Jessica Howard, Kaylee Lorincz, and more testified about the Inspector General’s report on the FBI handling of the Larry Nassar investigation of sexual abuse of Olympic gymnasts.
The hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee took place on Wednesday afternoon (September 15) in Washington, D.C.
Angelina was also in town and she met with the young women.
Click inside to read what she wrote about them on Instagram…
“I was honored to meet with some of the brave US gymnasts who appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. I’m in awe of their courage and commitment to preventing future failures to investigate abuse. As Aly Raisman said in her testimony, ‘Over 100 victims could have been spared the abuse. All we needed was one adult to do the right thing.’ Sending support and respect to them, and to all who are reliving this trauma so that system reforms can occur,” Angelina wrote on Instagram.
She added, “I was on Capitol Hill this week, engaging with Senators on the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization and FBI reforms, including better protections for abused children, non-biased forensic evidence collection, trauma care, and judicial training.”
Read more about Angelina‘s visit to D.C. and the White House.