>> A lawsuit filed by ex-Olympian McKayla Maroney Wednesday claims that USA Gymnastics tried to silence her claims of being molested by the team's former doctor, Larry Nassar. Maroney's lawyer say she was paid to sign a nondisclosure agreement by USA Gymnastics to protect Nassar. But the 22 year old athlete broke the terms of agreement in October when she publicly tweeted that Nassar allegedly began abusing her when she was only 13.
The tweet has since been deleted. The last says the trauma Maroney experienced, drove her to leave the sport. More than 130 women and girls, including Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas, has accused him of inappropriate or abusive sexual behavior. Nasser has since pled guilty to molesting ten girls and is still awaiting sentencing for three of those sexual assault convictions.
He was also sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography. This was less than two weeks since USA Gymnastics tweeted in support of gymnast Maroney's bravery in coming forward about the molestation allegations.