An Evening with Rachael Denhollander, The Brave Woman Who Stopped the "Greatest Sex Scandal in Sports History".
Redeemer West Side Agora is fortunate to present Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Her story is one of immense courage, guided by an unwavering pursuit of justice and a hope in a God that will one day make all things right.
A prominent advocate for abuse survivors, Rachael Denhollander has spurred national conversations about sexual abuse in athletics as well as in evangelical churches. As the first woman to speak publicly and file a criminal report against former USA Gymnastics team doctor and now convicted child molester, Larry Nassar, Denhollander's story has been published in The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. Her victim impact statement and New York Times op-ed highlight her commitment to justice—even in the face of great personal cost—and to Christian forgiveness.
Rachael Denhollander is an advocate and educator who became known internationally as the first woman to file a police report and speak publicly against Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history. As a result of her activism, over 250 women came forward as survivors of Nassar’s abuse, leading to his life imprisonment.
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Rachael holds a Juris Doctorate from Oak Brook College of Law and is a member of the California Bar Association. Prior to beginning her work as an advocate and educator, she worked in public policy, performed research and writing for human rights organizations, and spoke in a variety of capacities, including testifying before state judiciary committees. She has also taught in legislative action days, and authored and taught a summer camp course on appellate advocacy and judicial philosophy to talented high-school students. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, BBC, NPR and in national and international print media, including Der Spiegel, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press, and is a New York Times op-ed contributor. She has been active in spearheading legislative reform at the state level. Rachael continues to educate on issues of abuse through supporting and speaking at local organizations that advocate for victims of sexual and domestic abuse, lecturing at universities, and teaching at abuse prevention conferences. Rachael is a recipient of the HeartAmbassadors Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributing to Social Justice and has been a panelist on a United Nations Peace Messenger Organization at the UN’s 62nd Commission on the Status of Women. She, along with her husband Jacob, live in Louisville, Kentucky with their four young children.