Rachael Denhollander, a survivor of sexual predator and pedophile Larry Nassar, will quickly have her story advised on the large display screen. The lawyer, advocate, and former gymnast’s 2019 memoir, “What Is a Lady Price?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Reality about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics,” has been optioned by game1, a studio concentrating on sports-related content material. In accordance with Deadline, Janine Eser will pen the screenplay.
In 2016 Denhollander turned the primary girl to talk out in opposition to Nassar, who served as a doctor for the USA Gymnastics Group and at Michigan State College. She revealed Nassar sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and sought his therapy for again ache.
Over 300 ladies adopted go well with — lots of them Olympic medalists — sharing their very own tales of abuse perpetrated by Nassar. He was finally sentenced to 60 years in federal jail on fees of kid pornography and tampering with proof. He was additional sentenced to 40-175 years in Michigan State jail for seven counts of sexual assault of minors in Ingham County, and one other 4o-125 years for 3 counts of sexual assault in Eaton County.
Denhollander requested, “How a lot is somewhat woman price?” in courtroom testimony requesting judges set the utmost doable sentence for Nassar.
Per her bio, Denhollander “helped set off a whole upheaval at each USA Gymnastics and Michigan State College, the place former executives and high-ranking officers face quite a few prison fees for his or her complicity in protecting up Nassar’s abuse and mendacity about what they knew. Instrumental in serving to safe a record-setting $500 million settlement with Michigan State College for Nassar survivors in 2018, she continues to behave as a fiduciary representing her fellow survivors in USA Gymnastics’ ongoing chapter proceedings.”
Denhollander will govt produce the difference of “What Is a Lady Price?” with game1’s Beverly Nuako and Therese Andrews.
“The true story of the Nassar case isn’t what occurred within the courtroom room – it’s how we received there,” Denhollander acknowledged. “It’s the story of what survivors face daily, the price of talking up, and all of the occasions the miracle virtually didn’t occur. It’s the story of what occurs when every individual chooses what is true, again and again, regardless of the price, and [how] these selections come collectively and alter the world.”
Nuako, who can also be game1’s Vice President of Improvement, added, “We’re honored to associate with Rachael on such an necessary undertaking. Her relentless pursuit of justice is an inspiration. We’re additionally privileged to have Janine Eser’s considerate method and imaginative and prescient to adapt this extraordinary guide. It will possibly’t be overstated how critically necessary it’s to symbolize the hardships that many courageous ladies endured as an effort to problem a pervasive tradition of silence.”
The USA Gymnastics intercourse abuse scandal, because it has come to be recognized, can also be the topic of documentaries “On the Coronary heart of Gold” and “Athlete A.” Erin Lee Carr (“Mommy Useless and Dearest”) helmed the previous, and “Audrie & Daisy” administrators Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk the latter.
Eser beforehand tailored Trevor Noah’s bestselling memoir “Born a Crime.” The movie is presently in growth, with Lupita Nyong’o set to star.