Jordyn Wieber, a gold medalist and member of the "Fierce Five" USA Gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympics, and Jamie Dantzscher, a bronze medalist at the 2000 Olympics will testify before the U.S. Senate's Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security at 2:30 p.m.in Washington, D.C. Teammate Aly Raisman has also spoken out publicly and repeatedly against USA Gymnastics. She also chastised Michigan State officials who she said have turned victims away and are "still refusing to admit what the problem is and that they're accountable for it". Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., who is a Michigan State alumnus, said the school "has an obligation" to be supportive of Nassar's victims.
Today Wieber along with three other Olympians will testify before a US senate panel.
The statements marked Maroney's first public remarks since she revealed on her Twitter account in October that Nassar had sexually abused her.
Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber filed a lawsuit against MSU, USA Gymnastics, ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and others in the Los Angeles Superior Court. In December, 2016 she reached a settlement with USA Gymnastics after suffering "years of psychological trauma". We are deeply sorry for abuse the survivors suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar and are working to make sure that something like this can never happen again. "In addition, we're working to add more counseling and therapist staff positions and to reduce the response times for complaints".
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"He was allowed to treat us in hotel rooms alone and without any supervision. Absolutey not. But I do believe there were people who knew", said Wieber. "Nobody was protecting us from being taken advantage of", the statement said. Ultimately, she blames authorities such as Nassar's former employers Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, and USOC for their failure to stop Nassar's abuse.
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"I at times question if my gymnastics career was really even worth it", Maroney said Tuesday while speaking to the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. I could not look at them any longer and stay quiet.