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Maroney Thought She'd Die During Night With Nassar

He is a 'monster of a human being'

(Newser) - Former USA Gymastics team doctor Larry Nassar "was not a doctor, he in fact is, was, and forever shall be, a child molester, and a monster of a human being. End of story!" McKayla Maroney wrote in a powerful victim statement read aloud by a prosecutor on the... More »

Lawyer: Maroney Threat Was Only Dropped After Outrage

Coach tells Nassar to 'go to hell'

(Newser) - USA Gymnastics told McKayla Maroney it wouldn't fine her $100,000 for speaking out against her abuser not because it was the right thing to do, but because public outrage forced the organization to back off, a lawyer for the gymnast says. Attorney John Manly tells USA Today that... More »

Chrissy Teigen: I'll Pay Fine if Maroney Speaks at Sentencing

Gymnast could have been penalized $100K under NDA

(Newser) - Under the terms of a nondisclosure agreement she signed as part of a settlement with USA Gymnastics in 2016, McKayle Maroney could face a $100,000 fine if she speaks out about her sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nasser—and model Chrissy Teigen says she will pay it.... More »

McKayla Maroney Paid $1.25M to Keep Quiet About Sex Abuse

According to report on confidentiality agreement with USA Gymnastics

(Newser) - A lawyer for McKayla Maroney says the Olympic great was forced into signing a confidentiality agreement by USA Gymnastics to cover up her sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, the Wall Street Journal reports. A lawsuit filed Wednesday by attorney John Manly says Maroney had been "suffering... More »

Gold Medalist Aly Raisman: Team Doc Abused Me, Too

Gymnast says she's 'angry' and 'upset' about Larry Nassar's sexual transgressions against her

(Newser) - Another Olympic gold-medal gymnast has joined former teammate McKayla Maroney in the #MeToo movement, alleging in a 60 Minutes interview to air Sunday that USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar also sexually abused her, USA Today reports. Per ESPN , Aly Raisman, who's now 23, started seeing Nassar when she... More »

Sex Abuse Was 'Price' of Olympic Gold: McKayla Maroney

Former USA gymnast says she was abused by team doctor at 13

(Newser) - The #MeToo spotlight has moved beyond Hollywood to focus on sexual abuse at large. Case in point: In a Twitter statement including the hashtag, Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney says she endured years of sexual abuse at the hands of USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, per ESPN . The former... More »

McKayla Maroney Has Words for Critics of Her Racy Video

'Get inspired by how i give 0 f---s'

(Newser) - McKayla Maroney is still not impressed . The Olympic gymnast posted an Instagram video Saturday showing her dancing in skimpy underwear, leading many to question whether her account was hacked—and, if not, criticizing her for posting the video. Her simple response, posted to Instagram later Saturday: "i didn't... More »

Some of Those Celeb Nude Photos Are Child Porn

McKayla Maroney: I'm underage in stolen photos

(Newser) - Some Internet users who started out gleeful about the leak of celebrities' nude photos are now busy trying to scrub their hard drives of child porn. Lawyers for McKayla Maroney, who turned 18 in December, say the Olympic gymnast was under 18 when the photos of her were taken and... More »

Ashley Wagner Is Unimpressed, Sochi's 1st Meme

US figure skater was not happy with her score, spawns meme

(Newser) - American figure skater Ashley Wagner, whose very selection to the US team proved controversial, is stirring the pot again. In perhaps the first meme to emerge from the Sochi Games, Wagner was photographed smiling radiantly after yesterday's performance—until her score was announced and put her in fourth place,... More »

Obama, McKayla: Not Impressed

US gymnast has some fun with her Internet meme at White House

(Newser) - Well played: When the US Olympic gymnastics team visited the White House this week, silver medalist McKayla Maroney showed she has a sense of humor about her own Internet meme, with help from President Obama. The two posed with McKayla's legendary "not impressed" look from the podium, notes... More »

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