Olympic Gold medalist just confirmed the heartbreaking rumors about the molestation charges. This is so sad.
She was on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team and Olympic team. The beautiful McKayla Maroney says she was sexually assaulted by the team doctor.
McKayla shared that it started when she was 13 years old. It wasn’t until Wednesday morning that she went public about the alleged abuse.
Sharing that Dr. Larry Nassar repeatedly molested her under the guise of administering “treatment.”
“Dr. Nassar told me that I was receiving ‘medically necessary treatment that he had been performing on patients for over 30 years.’ 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.”
It was a horrifying time for the young girl. She said that he would ‘treat’ her whenever he found a chance. According to McKayla it even happened right before her team won the gold medal.
Continuing she shared that it even happened before she won her silver medal. It was a horrifying time for her, but she continued to push through.
“It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was ‘treated.’ It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and it happened before I won my Silver.”
Nassar even went as far to give her a sleeping pill on a flight to Tokyo when she was 15. That’s when he really took advantage of her, saying that she needed the treatment in her hotel room.
“And the next thing I know, I was all alone with him in his hotel room getting a ‘treatment.’ I thought I was going to die that night.”
She wasn’t the only one suffering either. Over 125 women, including former gymnasts, have already filed suit against him for alleged incidents over the years. Nassar says that the procedures were medically appropriate.
For his part, Nassar has claimed “procedures” in which he would treat women intra-vaginally were medically appropriate.
This is disgusting!!!