Fox's Trish Regan on survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse: "Where were the parents during all this? Why didn't those young girls say something to their parents?"

Fox's Trish Regan on survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse: "Where were the parents during all this? Why didn't those young girls say something to their parents?"

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From the January 24 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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LISA BOOTHE: And to think about the violation of trust here. You have girls at the young age of ten years old who at that age who explicitly trust adults and this guy took advantage of that. They went to him because they wanted him to heal injuries and instead he left irreparable scars, emotional scars that they will carry for the rest of their lives. Many of them said that they knew something was wrong but they didn't know what to do with it and they had to go to him, they had no other option. So I mean, this is just -- listening to some of the testimony, it's powerful and it is just so incredibly sad. 

TRISH REGAN: That highlights, perhaps, sort of the cult kind of culture that was surrounding all of these young girls and their parents because I look at that -- I don't know how this happens. Where were the parents during all this? Why didn't those young girls say something to their parents? And what does that tell you about the culture of needing to succeed and this is the Olympic doctor and putting adults on pedestal within the gymnastic sphere? And I'm sure there's many many other examples of this. But, at some point, we're losing our way here because if those young girls couldn't go to their parents and say, "This is happening, I don't think it's right." 

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ANDREW NAPOLITANO: The psychological damage to the girls blinds them to their courage to report it. 

Previously:

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