McKayla Maroney, recounting sexual abuse, calls ex-USA Gymnastics doctor a 'monster'

Larry Nassar

McKayla Maroney faces a $100,000 fine if she speaks about her claims that Nassar sexually abused her for seven years, due to a non-disclosure agreement in a $1.25 million settlement agreement with USA Gymnastics in December 2016, according to the Wall Street Journal.

USA Gymnastics could have fined Maroney $100,000 for revealing Nassar's abuse publicly but apparently has ruled out that option.

More women took the stand on Wednesday in the sentencing trail against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

In a statement to USA TODAY Sports, USA Gymnastics on Tuesday announced it will not seek any money from Maroney if she speaks out regarding her alleged abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar. As more continue building the courage to come forward, Judge Aquilina said she is more than willing to extend sentencing into next week, allowing anyone abused by Nassar to give testimony. "I don't need the media to be focused on me; they're clearly focused on you and your acts, and they are bad acts that you pled to", Aquilina told Nassar Thursday.

Almost 100 victims are expected to address the court during the four-day sentencing hearing, which began Tuesday.

Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years for child pornography charges and is expected to receive 40 years to life for sexual assault charges.

The judge has addressed each victim and repeatedly said she will make certain Nassar gets a lengthy prison sentence.

On Tuesday, gymnasts and other alleged victims of the ex-doctor took to the witness box in a MI courtroom to speak of their claims of sexual abuse and emotional trauma against Nassar.

"The second that I realized, I told my mom and then we told USA Gymnastics", she said, via BDC.

Maroney is now among more than 120 women who have accused the 54-year-old serial sexual abuser of assault. She said making the U.S. National Team at the age 14 was "remarkable and wonderful", but that it came with a major price.

"After hearing the fearless stories of my friends and other survivors, I know that this horrific experience does not define me", she said.



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