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Yesterday, former US Olympic gymnast Mckayla Maroney joined MeToo campaign where women share sexual assault experience.

Maroney revealed that she is one of the many gymnasts who fell victim to sexual abuse at the hands of disgraced former team doctor Larry Nassar.

Today, USA Gymnastics released a statement regarding Maroney's revelation.

"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"

"We 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."

Nassar is currently being prosecuted for allegedly sexually assaulting over 100 of women while serving as a doctor in USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University over the course of many years.

Since the scandal broke out, USAG has been blasted for failing to stop the abuse as well as for their attitude in handling the scandal.

Written by Gigi Farid

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