McKayla Maroney Says Larry Nassar Molested Her 'Every Time He Saw Me'

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Before she and Pulido began the interview Tuesday, Maroney told the N.Y.S.P.C.C. members that she had to use flash cards to help guide her as she answered questions.

"I actually was like, 'That makes sense. So you can't tell people this", she said.

Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is the latest gymnast to sue Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and others over former sports doctor Larry Nasssar's sexual abuse.

Nassar told her at the time that she was receiving "medically necessary treatment he had been performing on patients for over 30 years", she said at the time.

Maroney said her coaches were always watching her weight, trying to keep her skinny. "But we're changing that", said Maroney, at the Prevention of Cruelty to Children luncheon in NY on Tuesday.

More than 250 women and girls, including Maroney's former teammates Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber, have publicly come forward accusing Nassar of sexual assault.

"All they cared about is money and medals", she said as a featured speaker for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's spring luncheon.

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USA Gymnastics officials have condemned Nassar's actions and insisted that the organization "has and will continue to take specific and concrete steps to promote athlete safety and prevent future abuse by adopting and vigorously enforcing the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy, which requires mandatory reporting, defines six types of misconduct, sets standards to prohibit grooming behavior and prevent inappropriate interaction and establishes greater accountability".

Maroney discussed Nassar's alleged pattern of abuse during an interview that aired Wednesday on the Today show.

He was sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges in 2017 and sentenced to at least 80 additional years by two additional MI judges for sexual assault earlier this year. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., works to fix several issues brought up by victims during Nassar's sentencing - it extends the statute of limitations for victims to sue sexual abusers up to 10 years after they learn of the abuse, and requires governing bodies to set up procedures limiting one-on-one interactions between minors and adults. He was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography in December as well.

Nassar is now serving a 60-year federal prison sentence on child pornography charges.

Maroney accused Nassar of sexual assault in on Twitter back on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and she became the first high-profile gymnast to do so.

"They're still refusing to admit what the problem really is, and that they're accountable for it - that's what's missing", she said.

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