Netflix’s Athlete A reveals abusive truth behind USA Gymnastics

Netflix has revealed the trailer for its upcoming documentary Athlete A that follows the survivors of sexual misconduct from the USA Gymnastics team.

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The official description of the original documentary is as follows:

An August 2016 article in the Indianapolis Star about USA Gymnastics protecting coaches accused of abuse leads to the explosive revelation that the USAG women’s team doctor, Larry Nassar, had been abusing athletes for over two decades. This film follows the IndyStar reporters as they reveal the extensive cover-up that allowed abuse to thrive within elite-level gymnastics for more than two decades, the attorney who is fighting the institutions that failed these athletes, and most importantly, the brave whistle-blowers who refuse to be silenced.

Athlete A also includes interviews from team members of USA Gymnastics who survived through the sexual misconduct to tell their stories. The case reportedly involved “500 survivors of sexual abuse” in a team that is known to win 34 gold medals for their work.

Besides Athlete A, Netflix has previously delved into notorious high profile cases such as that involving Jeffrey Epstein and Ted Bundy – who will also be getting a five part docuseries with Amazon Prime Video.

Documentaries have increasingly gained popularity in the web space with Apple TV+ announcing its upcoming project Dads and Netflix rolling out unique pieces like Coronavirus: Explained and Becoming.

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Athlete A is all set to premiere on June 24. You can catch the trailer here:

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