It’s heart breaking to hear that Kayla Maroney had been drugged and sexually abused by own Olympic team doctor. McKayla’s mother Erin Maroney revealed that McKayla was emotionally disturbed and suicidal post the sexual abuse by doctor Larry Nassar.
McKayla, 21 is a US gymnast and was a member of the gold medalist team of USA in 2012 at the Summer Olympics.
Letter from Erin.
McKayla was scheduled to appear in court on 7th December for her case against Nassar. However she was advised to instead give statements in writing. Erin Maroney wrote:
“This experience has shattered McKayla. She has transformed from a bubbly, positive, loving, world class athlete into a young adult who was deeply depressed, at times suicidal. At times I was unsure whether I would open her bedroom door and find her dead.”
She further explained that she and her husband were never allowed in the training center. They were always concerned about their daughter even before knowing about the abuse. She even wrote that she was devastated to know that her daughter had been drugged, laid nude on the treatment table and sexually abused by Doctor Larry Nassar. She wrote:
“I… learned a few weeks ago from my daughter that at the world championships in Tokyo, Nassar drugged her, made her lay nude on a treatment table, straddled her and digitally penetrated her while rubbing his erect penis against her,”
McKayla’s resentment for the U.S. Olympic Committee.
McKayla has resentment for the Michigan State University USA gymnastics and US Olympic committee for not taking any action against the Olympic team doctor. She said had the committee taken action previously, she would have in fact never met him.
Nassar Larry has been sentenced to 60 years of imprisonment for Child Pornography. He has been accused of sexual misconduct and abuse with more than 130 women. He has also be pleaded guilty in 7 cases of molestation and child abuse.
We seriously wonder if the authorities were sleeping till such a huge sexual misconduct by a single person. We are very proud of McKayla to be strong enough to raise her voice and put the accused behind the bars.