Gymnast McKayla Maroney took a walk with her Erin mom and the family dog just a day after she gave a horrific victim impact statement in court about former team doctor Larry Nassar. Maroney wore baggy clothes and looked somber on Friday as she tried to heal after her alleged ordeal with the physician, who has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse charges. Scroll down Radar's gallery for more.
Olympic medalist Maroney, 22, was all covered up in a burgundy-colored sweatshirt and baseball cap during her walk through the neighborhood with her mother and dog in Los Angeles.
Maroney made a shattering victim impact statement against former U.S. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who has been accused of sexually abusing more than 100 young women.
Maroney's mom had previously revealed how her daughter had allegedly been molested by the doctor. Erin said in a letter to the judge that the young gymnast turned suicidal after years of alleged abuse by Nassar.
In her statement against Nassar in court, Maroney herself said that Larry Nassar's abuse — or as he called it, "treatment" — began when she was 13 or 14 years old, as CNN reported. It continued through her gold medal-winning performance at the 2012 Olympics in London, and didn't stop until she retired from the sport.
The gymnast known for her vaulting wrote, "As it turns out, much to my demise, Dr. Nassar was not a doctor, he in fact is, was, and forever shall be, a child molester, and a monster of a human being. End of story!" Maroney's claims were read aloud in court.
Maroney bravely wrote the victim impact statement that was read as part of Nassar's sentencing on charges of criminal sexual conduct.
The former USA gymnastics star told the court about Nassar, "He abused my trust, he abused my body and he left scars on my psyche that may never go away."
Maroney is not the only "Fearless Five" gymnastics team member to have exposed Nassar. Aly Raisman was the first to speak out, telling all about her alleged abuse at Nassar's sick hands in a memoir and 60 Minutes interview. The doctor was sentenced to 60 years in prison for federal child porn charges. In November 22, 2017, Nassar also pleaded guilty to seven charges of first-degree sexual assault for which he hasn't yet been sentenced.
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