Nassar molested Maroney throughout certainly one of her first coaching camps, she stated. Afterward, he instructed her that “to be a fantastic athlete, we typically must do issues that different individuals would not do,” she stated. “Mainly, he was silencing me and saying, ‘That is what it takes to be nice.'”
She instructed Elle how she and her teammates would react to the abuse: “We might be like, ‘No, do not do this. We simply need you to work on our backs, our shins, our toes,” she stated. “We would be aggravated. We would be mad. All of us hated it.”
In keeping with Maroney, the gymnasts “all talked about it in little methods” and had been candid about what was occurring to them.
“We by no means stated, ‘We’re being molested,’ however we’d say, ‘It is like we’re being fingered.’ We would even say it was time to go get fingered by Larry. However we had been 13 and did not even know what being fingered was on the time. We had been actually younger and naive from residing in a gymnasium,” she instructed the journal.
However she discovered somebody that will hear when she acquired a name from the FBI in 2015, asking about Nassar, per Elle.