McKayla Maroney Was Sexually Abused By Team Doctor For Many Years

As women around the world tell their stories of sexual harassment and assault using the phrase “#MeToo,” one prominent voice added her own harrowing account. Read the article to know the complete story.

McKayla Maroney

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McKayla is a member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team and she won gold at the 2012 Olympics in London.

She was molested..

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Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, the abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career.

What did she say?

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She said she had a dream to go to Olympics. And the things that She had to endure to get there, were unnecessary, and disgusting.

Dr. Nassar continued abusing her.

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Dr. Nassar told her that She was receiving ‘medically necessary treatment that he had been performing on patients for over 30 years. It started when she was 13 years old, at one of her first National Team training camps, in Texas, and it didn’t end until she left the sport.

She was abused in London during the 2012 games.

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She says Nassar gave her a dozing pill to help her to sleep the flight, and when she stirred she was separated from everyone else with him in his hotel room, “getting a ‘treatment.’ ” She doesn’t depict his particular activities.

125 women have sued Dr. Nassar because of the abuse.

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In July, Nassar confessed in government court to three checks identified with Child Pornography, for which he could be condemned to 22 to 27 years in jail. He has argued not guilty to the strike charges; many of the civil charges are in mediation.

How his attorneys defended him.

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In court, Nassar’s lawyers have safeguarded his activities — including breast massages and digital vaginal and anal penetration for up to 20 minutes as a period — as supportive restorative medications.

Maroney wants people to know that the problems are not only in Hollywood.

Things have to change,” Maroney writes, and she has suggested for how to make that happen in the picture.


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