10 episodes

How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.

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    • 4.9, 9.7K Ratings

How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9.7K Ratings
9.7K Ratings
CatGilligan ,

Incredible

I’m speechless. I put off listening to this for a while because I knew it would be hard to listen to. So glad I listened - incredibly well produced. Recommending to everyone I know.

ptrparkr ,

Words to my voice

I'm a survivor of seven years of abuse by a family friend. How this podcast weaves the narrative of how a predator grooms the victim and the family for the ability to abuse for years could not be done better. They show how the abused love and care for their abuser and have trouble disconnecting those feelings. I am proud to be able to speak of my abuse now, over twenty years later, and am working on the shame that comes with it but should not be there. Thank you for this report. Thank you for caring. Everyone should listen to this podcast.

Prolix1975 ,

Brilliantly, Responsibly, Powerfully Done

Thank you so much for making this powerful and important documentary. I have recommended it to anyone who will listen and will continue to hold it up as a shining light helping to illuminate the darkness. Compelling, compassionate storytelling makes it possible to stay present with this difficult material. Bravo, and thank you again.

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