Months before McKayla Maroney revealed she was sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar, her parents took legal action against the US gymnastics organization. Erin Maroney and Mike Maroney filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the USA Gymnastics Committee back in June on the basis of negligence, fraud, and emotional distress, according to explosive court documents exclusively obtained by Radar.
Erin and Mike's legal action against the Committee was a secret until yesterday when McKayla referred to her parents filing in her new lawsuit against the USA Gymnastics Organization.
The bombshell June lawsuit was mentioned in McKayla's Wednesday filing, and stated: "MCKAYLA MARONEY is the daughter of the Plaintiffs JANE PCNE DOE and JOHN PCNM DOE, filed with the Superior Court of Los Angeles, Case No. BC667053 on or around June 30, 2017."
Maloney's parents went under the guise of "Jane PCNE Doe" and "John PCNM Doe" to maintain their privacy and anonymity in the case.
In the explosive June court docs, McKayla's parents state: "The Plaintiffs bring the instant action in order to recover damages they suffered as a result of the orchestrated scheme by Defendants USA Gymnastics (USAG) and Defendant "United States Olympic Committee (USCO), to suppress and conceal their knowledge of known sexual abusers in the USAG program, including Dr. Larry Nassar, failing to protect the Plaintiffs' daughter, and permitting the Plaintiff's daughter to be sexually abused and assaulted, as a child, by Nassar, under the guise of legitimate medical treatment."
"Plaintiffs suffered and continue to suffer great pain of mind and body, shock, emotional distress, physical manifestations of emotional distress, embarrassment, loss of self-esteem, disgrace, humiliation, and loss of enjoyment of life."
"Due to it's failure to enforce these policies, the Plaintiffs' daughter was sexually harassed, abused, and molested by Nassar."
On December 12, 2017 a Petition for Coordination was granted allowing other lawsuits against Nassar held in different counties to be heard in the same court.
As Radar previously reported, McKayla claimed in her new lawsuit filed on December 20 that the USA Gymnastics Committee had struck a deal with her in 2016 to keep her quiet about the abuse she endured.
The gold medalist claims USA Gymnastics "failed to remove Nassar from his position as the official team physical even though they allegedly knew about his horrific actions against minors."
The lawsuit then went into disturbing detail of the sexual abuse Maroney, now 22, experienced when she was only 15-years-old at the hands of Nassar.
“To this day McKayla Maroney is petrified of Nassar and does not trust medical providers, and suffers from intrusive, repeated thoughts and memories of the horrific abuse she suffered as a minor gymnast competing for her country,” the lawsuit stated. “His abuse even occurred the evening before her Olympic competitions.”
On December, Nassar was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 60 years in prison on child pornography charges.
He is currently being tried for over 125 sexual assault allegations from the US gymnastics team.
Nassar, 54, will be sentenced January 31 in Michigan on 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual misconduct. He pleaded guilty to these charges in November.
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