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midnightmover

Olympic gold medallist McKayla Maroney sues US Gymnastics; they covered up sexual abuse for DECADES!

More than 150 former gymnasts say they were sexually abused by the team doctor of USA Gymnastics. Other coaches for the US team have also been convicted of sexual abuse before. Former gymnast Rachel Denhollander says that USA Gymnastics has been systematically covering up the sexual abuse of its athletes for decades. Now the most famous gymnast of them all, McKayla Maroney is suing over this too.

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Reply #1 posted 12/25/17 10:36pm

206Michelle

Gymnast McKayla Maroney was paid to keep quiet about abuse, lawsuit says
http://www.cnn.com/2017/1...index.html
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Reply #2 posted 12/31/17 7:49am

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What happened to Team USA and other child gymanists at the hands of this disgusting predator for 20+ years is one of the most devastating sexual abuse stories of this year. The Olympic Committe has been hiding as much as possible, giving no statements. There should be someone in the room at all times with what are supposedly our most treasured athletes - of any sex in any sport. This has cover-up written all over it and it stinks to high heaven.

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Reply #3 posted 12/31/17 10:22am

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Pay her and kept her quiet while other were suffering at his hands. sad

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Reply #4 posted 12/31/17 6:04pm

206Michelle

poppys said:

What happened to Team USA and other child gymanists at the hands of this disgusting predator for 20+ years is one of the most devastating sexual abuse stories of this year. The Olympic Committe has been hiding as much as possible, giving no statements. There should be someone in the room at all times with what are supposedly our most treasured athletes - of any sex in any sport. This has cover-up written all over it and it stinks to high heaven.


Totally agree!
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Reply #5 posted 12/31/17 6:05pm

206Michelle

PennyPurple said:

Pay her and kept her quiet while other were suffering at his hands. sad


Non-disclosure agreements should be illegal because all they do is silence victims and enable the abuse to continue.
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Reply #6 posted 12/31/17 6:51pm

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206Michelle said:

PennyPurple said:

Pay her and kept her quiet while other were suffering at his hands. sad

Non-disclosure agreements should be illegal because all they do is silence victims and enable the abuse to continue.

That's for sure. I think a few more should join her and file suit too.

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Reply #7 posted 12/31/17 7:53pm

206Michelle

Here's a VERY thought-provoking article.

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Why hasn't abuse scandal brought MSU and USA Gymnastics into the crosshairs like Jerry Sandusky did Penn State?

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https://sports.yahoo.com/hasnt-larry-nassar-abuse-scandal-brought-msu-usa-gymnastics-crosshairs-like-jerry-sandusky-penn-state-004158895.html

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Eric Adelson
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Dec 28, 2017, 4:41 PM

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Reply #8 posted 01/01/18 8:51am

poppys

206Michelle said:

Here's a VERY thought-provoking article.

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Why hasn't abuse scandal brought MSU and USA Gymnastics into the crosshairs like Jerry Sandusky did Penn State?

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https://sports.yahoo.com/hasnt-larry-nassar-abuse-scandal-brought-msu-usa-gymnastics-crosshairs-like-jerry-sandusky-penn-state-004158895.html

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Eric Adelson
Columnist, Yahoo Sports
Dec 28, 2017, 4:41 PM

Yes. Thanks for posting, 206Michellle.

https://sports.yahoo.com/hasnt-larry-nassar-abuse-scandal-brought-msu-usa-gymnastics-crosshairs-like-jerry-sandusky-penn-state-004158895.html

It is one of the most abhorrent scandals in American sports history, with more than 100 victims and one doctor who has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography charges and pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. It is a shameful look for the United States Olympic movement and for a major U.S. university.

It should be seen as an earthquake: dozens of teenaged girls molested and often ignored, over the course of decades. Instead it’s making only a few tremors.

“This case is extremely egregious,” says Pat Miles, the former U.S. attorney who brought charges against former Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar, who admitted to sexually assaulting female gymnasts during private examinations. “I’ve seen difficult and ugly exploitation, but I’ve not seen one of this scale. This really deserves much more attention than it’s getting in my mind.”

On Dec. 20, one of the gymnastics’ biggest stars, McKayla Maroney, revealed that in 2016 she reached a deal to kee... by Nassar. She has said Nassar abused her beginning at age 13. USA Gymnastics replied later in the day saying Maroney’s representatives sought the deal, but the larger issue is the agreement to stay quiet.

That should lead to alarms all over the country. Instead we’re on to the next news cycle.

[Edited 1/1/18 8:53am]

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Reply #9 posted 01/10/18 5:24am

poppys

Gymnast Maggie Nichols writes in letter she was first to alert USAG to abuse by Larry Nassar

ESPN News

Former U.S. national team gymnast Maggie Nichols says that she, too, was sexually assaulted by former Team USA physician Larry Nassar, writing in a letter that she was the first gymnast to alert USA Gymnastics officials about Nassar's criminal behavior.

Nichols revealed the abuse in a letter she plans to submit to an Ingham County, Michigan, judge who will preside over Nassar's sentencing hearing in Lansing on Jan. 16.

"Up until now, I was identified as Athlete A by USA gymnastics, the US Olympic Committee and Michigan State University. I want everyone to know that he did not do this to Athlete A, he did it to Maggie Nichols," Nichols wrote.


Her mother is soooo pissed off too and I don't blame her. The family was not allowed to stay at the same hotel as the athletes. Nassar had total access to them with no one else in the room. Unbelieveable.

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Reply #10 posted 01/15/18 3:07pm

206Michelle

The news just broke today; Simone Biles is also a sexual abuse survivor of Dr. Larry Nasser. When survivors include lesser-known gymnasts as well as national heros like Aly Raisman and Simone Biles, and there are 100+ survivors, there was a systemic problem. This whole situation disgusts me to no end!

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Simone Biles, four-time Olympic gold medalist, alleges Larry Nassar sexually abused her

A.J. Perez, USA TODAY Sports
Published 4:45 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2018 | Updated 5:50 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2018

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/...034454001/

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Reply #11 posted 01/15/18 4:12pm

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206Michelle said:

The news just broke today; Simone Biles is also a sexual abuse survivor of Dr. Larry Nasser. When survivors include lesser-known gymnasts as well as national heros like Aly Raisman and Simone Biles, and there are 100+ survivors, there was a systemic problem. This whole situation disgusts me to no end!

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Simone Biles, four-time Olympic gold medalist, alleges Larry Nassar sexually abused her

A.J. Perez, USA TODAY Sports
Published 4:45 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2018 | Updated 5:50 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2018

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/...034454001/

It's terrible. I can't believe that there were no checks and balances for these girls safety. There really should be a Dr. and a nurse in the same exam room.

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