Jordyn Wieber files lawsuit against Nassar, MSU, USA Gymnastics
- Author: Rogelio Becker Apr 19, 2018,
Apr 19, 2018, 1:49
Maroney also said Nassar told her that his abusive treatment was part of her "sacrifice" to get to the Olympics, and to keep it secret as others wouldn't understand. You have to pick up the pieces of your life and that has been the hardest part for me. I don't want to tell anybody about this.
Both Wieber and Dantzscher have previously testified against Nassar and said they hope that Congress is able to get more answers out of Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and the USOC than they have been able to get.
In excerpts of the interview that aired Wednesday morning, Maroney said she was abused by Nassar every time she saw him, from their very first meeting on. He said another hearing - expected to be held May 22 - may include witnesses from Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Her revelations were soon followed by Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber and dozens more whom Nassar abused over two decades at Michigan State University, where he was a respected faculty member celebrated for his two-decade body of work with the United States' world-beating women's gymnastics team.
"Doing what's right is not always easy, but I need to speak up for the girls and for the future", said Maroney, who spoke in front of media about Nassar for the first time Tuesday.
Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor, pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault. "I didn't believe that they would understand".
Maroney is only one of hundreds of women and athletes who have come forward with similar tales of terror regarding their time with the convicted serial sexual predator. Maroney has also previously stated that USA Gymnastics in particular tried to keep her quiet about the abuse. "Nobody was protecting us from being taken advantage of", the statement said.
She and fellow Olympic gymnast Jamie Dantzscher will testify before USA senators on how to protect athletes from sexual abuse. All they cared about was money and medals. "We can't give up on ending sexual abuse". "In addition, we're working to add more counseling and therapist staff positions and to reduce the response times for complaints".