Former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney alleged Wednesday that former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar repeatedly molested her, starting when she was 13 years old.
On her verified Twitter account, Maroney made the allegation under the “#MeToo” hashtag, saying that Nassar abused her under the guise of providing “medically necessary treatment.” That “treatment” began when she was 13, continued during her stellar performance at the 2012 London Olympics and only ended when she left the sport in 2016, Maroney said.
“It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was ‘treated.’ It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and it happened before I won my silver,” she wrote.
Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team physician and former Michigan State University associate professor, was arrested last November and accused of sexually assaulting female minors throughout his career. Nassar’s attorneys did not immediately respond to CNN calls on Wednesday regarding Maroney’s allegations.
Maroney is one of a number of women who have come forward with stories of sexual harassment or assault under the “Me Too” campaign in recent days.