Shawn Johnson & Nastia Liukin Speak Out On USA Gymnastics & Larry Nassar Sexual Assault

Shawn Johnson & Nastia Liukin Speak Out On USA Gymnastics & Larry Nassar Sexual Assault

Former USA Gymnastics teammates Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin are lending their support to their fellow gymnasts who have spoken out about sexual assault from Larry Nassar.

Shawn posted a video on her YouTube page, and wrote, “This was the hardest video I have ever had to make, but I had to make it. Gymnastics was a huge part of my life and I want to make sure other children are able to enjoy the sport. We need protection from people like Larry Nassar and we need to change the systems and guidelines that are in place.”

Nastia
took to her blog to lend support and even pledged to donate all proceeds from the Nastia Liukin Cup in March to an organization which supports victims of sexual abuse.

“I continue to be in awe of my teammates and other women and the bravery it took for them to come forward with their own stories of Larry Nassar‘s abuse,” she wrote. “All week long I have been a witness to their testimonies live on my computer. They all inspire me with their courage. To compete on the biggest stage of our lives, while knowing the man on the floor with us was a monster, takes incredible fortitude and strength. His actions and assaults against my teammates, friends and other women are appalling and disgusting and I am so sorry they had to go through it alone.”

“This letter is also a commitment from me, to help create positive change and a brighter future,” Nastia continued. “As a small first step, I have requested that all proceeds (ticket sales, merchandise sales, and any and all other revenue) from the Nastia Liukin Cup this March will be donated to an organization which supports victims of sexual abuse. I am currently doing my due diligence to find the right organization.”

Head over to NastiaLiukin.com to read her full post and watch Shawn‘s video below…


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