DAY THREE

McKayla Maroney Confronts ‘Monster’ Dr. Larry Nassar Over ‘Disgusting’ Abuse

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney submitted her victim impact statement on Thursday to the court over former USA Gymnastics coach Larry Nassar’s sexual abuses, on the third day of testimony from nearly 100 women who suffered at the 54-year-old’s hands. “I had a dream to go to the Olympics and the things I had to endure to get there were unnecessary and disgusting,” Maroney said in the document, calling the disgraced doctor a “monster of a human being.” The assistant attorney general read the statement on Maroney’s behalf, as she could potentially face a $100,000 fine for doing it herself (due to a previous settlement). USA Gymnastics said in a statement that it “has not sought and will not seek any money” from Maroney on the issue. “He abused my trust. He abused my body and he left scars on my psyche that will never go away,” she said. “It all started when I was 13 or 14 years old. It didn’t end until I left the sport.”