McKayla Maroney

DENVER | USOC files to remove itself as defendant in Nassar lawsuits

DENVER  — The U.S. Olympic Committee is trying to remove itself as a defendant in lawsuits filed by gold medalists McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman, three of the gymnasts who sued the federation and others for their roles in the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. In motions filed in court, the USOC acknowledges it … Continue reading DENVER | USOC files to remove itself as defendant in Nassar lawsuits

USA Gymnastics board of directors to resign under pressure

INDIANAPOLIS/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—The remaining members of the USA Gymnastics board of directors will resign under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee after the USOC threatened to decertify the organization if it didn’t take more strident steps toward change amid the fallout from the scandal surrounding former team doctor Larry Nassar. The executive board, including … Continue reading USA Gymnastics board of directors to resign under pressure

‘How dare you’: Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor

LANSING, Mich./January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — U.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney said being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal. Dr. Larry Nassar won’t be sentenced until next week to accommodate the many victims who want to speak. Since Tuesday, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina … Continue reading ‘How dare you’: Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor

Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

January 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Biles, who won four gold medals and five overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter on Monday saying she is one of the “many survivors” that were abused by … Continue reading Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

Gymnast McKayla Maroney says settlement covered up sex abuse

LOS ANGELES /December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was forced to sign a confidential settlement with the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts to keep allegations that she was sexually abused by team doctor Larry Nassar a secret, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Maroney, who won a team gold and … Continue reading Gymnast McKayla Maroney says settlement covered up sex abuse