McKayla Maroney Accuses US Gymnastic Physician Of Sexual Abuse

"It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was 'treated.'" Image credit: YouTube

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney joined thousands of social media users on Twitter this week using the #MeToo hashtag to create awareness of the extent of sexual harassment, assault, and abuse.

"People should know that this is not just happening in Hollywood," Maroney wrote. "This is happening everywhere. Wherever there is a position of power, there seems to be potential for abuse. I had a dream to go to the Olympics, and the things that I had to endure to get there were unnecessary and disgusting."'

Maroney is one of more than 140 women and girls who were victimized by USA Gymnastics physician, Dr. Larry Nassar, who worked with the organization for more than 20 years.

In July, Nassar pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges, and faces 22 to 27 years in prison when he’s sentenced Dec. 7. He still faces 33 charges of criminal sexual conduct in Michigan.