McKayla Maroney rose to fame as a member of the "Fierce Five" — the unstoppable, gold medal-winning U.S. Women's Gymnastics team in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
But now, Maroney has joined the #metoo movement and revealed that she was repeatedly sexually assaulted for years by the former USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar.
The story she shared is horrific, and we applaud the immense courage it must have taken to speak out.
Like many Olympic athletes, McKayla Maroney competed at high levels in gymnastics for many years.She was trained and treated for years by professionals from the U.S. Women's National Gymnastics team, including Dr. Larry Nassar.
Early on Wednesday morning, October 18, Maroney shared this statement, in which she reveals that Nassar repeatedly molested her beginning when she was just 13 years old:
#MeToo https://t.co/lYXaDTuOsS— mckayla (@mckayla)1508310846.0