December 24, 2017
Seriously though – what kind of parents leave their young daughter with a friggin Egyptian?
Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney alleges USA Gymnastics tried to silence her for almost a year by making her sign non-disclosure agreements as part of a financial settlement, which she used to pay for psychological treatment, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in California’s Superior Court, per NBC News.
The agreement was allegedly signed months before the initial accusations against former Team USA doctor Dr. Larry Nassar surfaced. He pleaded guilty in November to multiple charges of sexual assault before being sentenced to 60 years in prison the following month in a separate child pornography case.
“Plaintiff alleges that Defendant USAG had a plan to keep the sexual abuse of [ Dr. Larry] Nassar quiet, and allow Nassar to quietly leave USAG, further silence his victims,” the court docs claim.
Maroney’s lawsuit also alleges USA Gymnastics wanted a confidentiality accord so “it could further conceal and shield from public scrutiny, outside investigation, and law enforcement, the true nature of Nassar’s horrific sexual abuse of minors.”