The Army of Survivors

Statement from TAOS Founder Grace French on FBI Claim

On Thursday, April 21, it was announced 13 survivors are suing the FBI for its failure to properly investigate abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. Survivor and TAOS Founder Grace French spoke at a press conference; her statement is below: My name is Grace French and I am founder and president of the Army of Survivors. […]

TAOS Statement on Recent Reports of Abuse in Dance Community

The Army of Survivors has issued the following statement on the recent reports of abuse coming out of the dance community. The floodgates have opened in the wake of the October 2021 Toronto Star article exposing the deep-seeded history of abuse within the dance community, with Break the Floor Productions at the center of the story. Since […]

TAOS Statement on Michigan President Mark Schlissel & Survivor Settlement

UPDATE: On January 19, the University of Michigan reached a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 survivors of abuse by Robert Anderson. We hope this is a step forward in the healing process for these survivors. However, we would like to acknowledge the settlement disparity compared to the Michigan State University settlement with survivors of […]

Image shows pink and gold background with quote from press release: "The Army of Survivors is particularly encouraged by the non-monetary terms in the settlement, which include board seats for survivors and enhanced policies around abuse in the sport. Policy reform has long been a request of survivors to ensure no child athlete has to suffer abuse again."

TAOS Statement on $380 Million Survivors Settlement with USAG & USOPC

Following today’s announcement of the $380 million settlement between USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and hundreds of survivors, The Army of Survivors has issued the following statement. As a non-profit organization founded by survivors of Larry Nassar, we are pleased that this long and dark chapter has come to an end, and […]

Olympics: Protect Peng Shuai

Sport & Rights Alliance Calls on the IOC To Put People Before Partnerships (Nyon, Switzerland, December 1, 2021) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should immediately stop supporting China’s strategy of suppression and start prioritizing protecting athletes and upholding its human rights obligations, the Sport & Rights Alliance said today. The process of developing an […]

TAOS Expresses Support and Concern for Olympian Peng Shuai

The Army of Survivors would like to extend support to Chinese tennis Olympian Peng Shuai, who recently went missing after publicly stating she was sexually assaulted by former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.  We are pleased to see Peng alive this weekend in a video call with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, though we are not yet […]