USA Gymnastics Cover Up McKayla Maroney’s Abuse With Settlement

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On Wednesday, Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney filed a lawsuit against the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics claiming the organizations tried to keep her from speaking out about the sexual abuse she suffered from team doctor Larry Nassar.

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Maroney alleges she signed a non-disclosure agreement as part of a $1.25 million dollar settlement to keep her from speaking out about Nassar— as part of the USOC’s effort to conceal “known and suspected sexual abusers,” The Los Angeles Times reported.

According to reports, Maroney’s lawsuit seeks to nullify the agreement.
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Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in November to sexually assaulting numerous female gymnasts and possessing child pornography. Though he was not charged with sexually abusing Maroney, she did put out a statement before his sentencing.

“He abused my trust, he abused my body and he left scars on my psyche that may never go away,” Maroney said in the statement. “He needs to be behind bars so he will never prey upon another child.”

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