McKayla Maroney Speaks Out For First Time About Larry Nassar Abuse

Larry Nassar is facing an additional 40-to-125 ears in prison on top of his 60-year sentence for child pornography charges

McKayla Maroney Sometimes Wonders If Her Gymnastics Career Was Worth It After Abuse

Former Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber filed a lawsuit against USA Gymnastics, Michigan State and others on Tuesday over the sexual-abuse case involving Larry Nassar.

Appearing Wednesday on the Today show, former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney said that convicted child molester Larry Nassar sexually abused her on "hundreds" of occasions.

The athletes also had harsh words for Michigan State University officials, who they said failed to do their due diligence in protecting Nassar's patients both at the school and throughout the country. "He said that nobody would understand this and the sacrifice it takes to get to the Olympics. And now, the lack of accountability from USAG and MSU (has) caused me and many other girls to remain shameful, confused, and disappointed", Wieber, who also accused USAG of destroying her medical records, said.

"I actually was like, 'That makes sense".

How many times before she finally quit competitive gymnastics? "It didn't seem like they cared about anything else". "They demanded excellence from me, but they couldn't give it to us".

McKayla's full interview will air during a Dateline special on Sunday, April 22nd on NBC.

"This toxic environment was the ideal place for a predator like Larry Nassar to flourish", said Wieber, who Tuesday became the fourth Olympian to sue the USOC, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State over alleged abuse by Nassar, along with Dantzscher, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney.

The one-hour broadcast will also include an exclusive interview with legendary gymnastics coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi, who have not spoken since the sexual abuse scandal engulfed the sport a year and a half ago.

"My teammates and I were subjected to Larry Nassar every single month at the national team training center in Texas", she said.

At the Prevention of Cruelty to Children luncheon in NY on Tuesday, the athlete also shared that Nassar even referred to the abuse as her "sacrifice" to get to the Olympics.

A series of criminal and civil investigations have been launched into the United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State after numerous accusers said their complaints about Nassar were ignored for years. He also was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in MI, as well as 40 to 125 years on sexual assault charges. I should have never had to.

Wieber was on the "Fierce Five" team that won gold in 2012. More than 160 of Nassar's victims spoke at his sentencing hearing, including Maroney's 2012 Olympics teammate Aly Raisman.

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