USA Gymnastics says they admire McKayla Maroney for coming forward about her alleged abuse by the Olympic team doctor, and are “outraged and disgusted” by his conduct.
The gymnastics organization says:
“USA Gymnastics admires the courage of those, like McKayla Maroney, who have come forward to share their personal experiences with sexual abuse. Because of their strength in coming forward, predators can be held accountable for their actions. We, like so many others, are outraged and disgusted by the conduct of which Larry Nassar is accused. We are sorry that any athlete has been harmed during her or his gymnastics career.”
The organization also said they are, “strengthening and enhancing our policies and procedures regarding abuse, as well as expanding our educational efforts to increase awareness of signs to watch for and reporting suspicions of abuse, including the obligation to immediately report. USA Gymnastics, its members and community are committed to working together to keep our athletes as safe as possible.”
Maroney revealed on Wednesday she was assaulted by Dr. Nassar multiple times throughout her gymnastics career, including right before winning the gold medal.