The Takeaway: What Constitutes An apology to survivors of sexual abuse
Note: This segment discusses sexual assault and abuse
On Wednesday, FBI director Christopher Wray apologized to the survivors of former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s abuse, saying that he is sorry members of his agency didn’t do more to stop Nassar when they had a chance. Officials at the highest levels of our government don’t issue apologies often, but to survivors of abuse, Wray’s words may feel hollow. Beyond saying sorry, what has the FBI actually done to hold itself accountable after its mishandling of the Nassar case?
V speaks with Melissa Harris-Perry about her reaction to Wray’s apology to the survivors.