Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney, talking publicly for the primary time since alleging that Larry Nassar sexually abused her, stated Tuesday that she “never should have met” the predatory Staff USA physician, USA At the moment reported.
As an alternative, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee, in addition to Michigan State College, “proceed(d) to look away” and thereby failed to guard her and different victims.
Maroney, 22, made the remarks at a charity luncheon to profit The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Youngsters.
“We all know Larry is a monster, and studying from the whole lot that has come out, I should never have met him,” Maroney stated. “USA Gymnastics, MSU and the USOC proceed to look away … All they cared about is cash and medals. It didn’t appear they cared about anything.”
Maroney is amongst greater than 260 athletes who have accused Nassar of sexually abusing them whereas in his position as group doctor for USA Gymnastics and a physician for Michigan State’s athletic division.
He has been sentenced to at the least one hundred forty years in state and federal prisons after being convicted of or pleading responsible to a number of crimes.