McKayla Maroney: I Was Drugged and Molested By Team USA Doctor

Carla Harmon
October 18, 2017

I was molested by Dr. Larry Nassar, the team doctor for the US Women's National Gymnastics Team.

"It started when I was 13 years old, at one of my first National Team training camps, in Texas, and it didn't end until I left the sport". "I know how hard it is to speak publicly about something so terrible, and so personal, because it's happened to me too", McKayla wrote.

She said Nassar gave her a sleeping pill on the flight to Tokyo and she woke up in his hotel room, once again "getting a 'treatment'".

She posted the tweet describing the abuse late Tuesday night with the #MeToo hashtag.

"People should know that this is not just happening in Hollywood", Maroney wrote.

"Wherever there is a position of power, there seems to be potential for abuse", she continued. I remember watching the 2004 Olympics. She said that she had been plagued by injuries since the London Olympics and that the environment created by USA Gymnastics was unhealthy.

She said that in order to stop this treatment of women happening, organisations need to be held to account and there should be a zero-tolerance policy towards these actions. He is also awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty on a federal child pornography possession charge. He still faces 33 charges of criminal sexual conduct in MI.

MCKAYLA Maroney shot to fame as the unimpressed face Olympic gymnast whose pout has been the subject of countless memes.

Nassar was sacked from Michigan State University in September 2016, and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians, cut ties in 2015.

Maroney concluded her story by lauding women for coming forward with their stories of being sexually harassed an abused. In the past he has said the invasive treatments he performed were medically sound. The Indianapolis Star is part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. He's still awaiting trial on almost two dozen other charges while also facing more than 100 civil lawsuits claiming he abused female athletes during his tenure at both USA Gymnastics and Michigan State.

The former gymnast, who is now pursuing a music career, said the worst abuse happened in 2011. In her report, Daniels said USA Gymnastics needed a "complete cultural change" so the safety and well-being of athletes is the priority rather than world and Olympic medals.

McKayla Maroney was born in December 1995 in Long Beach, California and from an early age showed an interest in gymnastics.

Attorneys representing 125 women who are suing Nassar agreed in August to take the cases to mediation, a step that could ultimately result in a settlement.

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