Jordyn Wieber files lawsuit against Nassar, MSU, USA Gymnastics

McKayla Maroney often questioned whether her gymnastics career was worth the abuse
McKayla Maroney often questioned whether her gymnastics career was worth the abuse
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19 April, 2018

Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast Jordyn Wieber sued Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and others Tuesday over alleged sexual abuse by team physician Larry Nassar.

A senate subcommittee heard testimony from Olympic athletes as part of an investigation into Olympic abuse. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said the committee is trying to determine the best way to protect athletes in the future and added that he appreciated the "incredible bravery of our witnesses and their willingness to be here to discuss these sensitive topics".

She and fellow Olympic gymnast Jamie Dantzscher will testify before USA senators on how to protect athletes from sexual abuse.

She said that Nassar abused her about 10 times over a six-year period.

During Nassar's sentencing hearing in Ingham County back in January, Dantzscher testified she has suffered from anorexia, bulimia, depression and even suicidal thoughts because of her pain from Nassar's abuse.

Maroney's remarks were her first public statements since revealing she was among Nassar's abuse victims last fall. Teammate Aly Raisman has also spoken out publicly and repeatedly against USA Gymnastics.

Speedskater Bridie Farrel and figure skater Craig Maurizi will be in Washington, D.C.as well, both have said they were abused by a mentor or coach while competing in their sport.

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Today Wieber along with three other Olympians will testify before a US senate panel.

"Nobody was protecting us from being taken advantage of".

"Across Olympic sports there are stories of young athletes who have been victimized", said Sen.

Lorincz, now a freshman at Adrian College, divulged the details of a March 28 meeting with Engler in which she said he turned the conversation to her ongoing civil suit against the university and pressured her to "give me a number".

USA Gymnastics cut ties with the training camp in wake of Nassar's ongoing and unchecked sexual abuse there.

2000 Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Datzscher told the subcommittee that she felt betrayed by her coaches and United States of America national staff during the hearing. I could not look at them any longer and stay quiet.


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