Olympic gold medal gymnast McKayla Maroney just collected a nice little win. She scored a small victory against the United States Olympic Committee in a legal battle over Dr. Larry Nassar, USOC Shut Down On Attempt to Withhold Information.
This comes via the Blast:
The Olympic gold medalist was just informed that the court sided with her in the USOC’s attempt to deny documents and depositions related to the employment of convicted sex offender Larry NassarUSOC had claimed the gymnast was jumping the gun by demanding discovery and serving subpoenas for depositions way too early in the case.
They also wanted her sanctioned around $7,000 in legal fees for raising the issue.Maroney fired back, claiming that the information is extremely relevant, and also ripped the USOC for trying to sanction a “victim of childhood sexual abuse.”
She said the organization is just trying to silence a young woman who had the “audacity” to stand up against the status quo.Well, that was all a judge needed to hear because he shut down the USOC and granted Maroney access to the discovery she was seeking.
EXCLUSIVE: McKayla Maroney had a big win in her battle against the United States Olympic Committee. https://t.co/ZcvYGj2KAC
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Several other gymnasts have come forward with public allegations against Nassar; the most famous are Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, two stars of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic teams.
Nassar will be sentenced for seven counts of sexual assault in January. The judge has given his accusers four days during the sentencing to speak in court about their alleged abuse.