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McKayla Maroney Returns To Social Media, Shares New Photos

McKayla Maroney Returns To Social Media, Shares New Photos

McKayla Maroney has surprised fans!

The 23-year-old Olympic gold medalist gymnast shared a couple new photos on Twitter and reactivated her Instagram account on Tuesday (September 24).

“hold on tightly to what ur grateful for,” she wrote on Twitter. “caring less, doing more,” she added with the photos.

“she forced me to get back on Instagram,” McKayla captioned a video on her Instagram story.

McKayla has been fairly silent the last couple of years, as she has been focusing on herself after the trauma of the Larry Nassar abuse, which she spoke about in 2018.

McKayla Maroney's Dad Mike Sadly Passes Away

McKayla Maroney's Dad Mike Sadly Passes Away

McKayla Maroney has revealed that her father, Mike, has passed away.

Taking to social media, the 23-year-old athlete shared a sweet tribute to her dad.

“Love u dad. I can’t believe it’s real. I don’t want to. I’ll miss you forever,” she wrote, adding, “Rest in peace. You were the most incredible dad. ❤️🌹.”

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McKayla‘s brother, Kav, also shared a tribute to their dad on his Instagram.

Our thoughts are with McKayla and her family during this difficult time.

McKayla Maroney Speaks Out For First Time About Larry Nassar Abuse

McKayla Maroney Speaks Out For First Time About Larry Nassar Abuse

McKayla Maroney was one of the many who spoke out about Larry Nassar‘s abuse while she was on the Team USA Gymnastics team, and now she’s giving her first interview about it all.

In a sneak peek of her Dateline feature, which aired on Today this morning, the 22-year-old athlete detailed how the abuse started and how it went on for years.

“He said that nobody would understand this and the sacrifice that it takes to get to the Olympics, so you can’t tell people this,” McKayla shared. “He didn’t say it in a way that was mean or anything like that.”

She adds, “I actually was like, ‘That makes sense, I don’t want to tell anybody about this.’ And I didn’t believe that they would understand.”

McKayla‘s full interview will air during a Dateline special on Sunday, April 22nd on NBC.

McKayla Maroney Talks Publicly About Larry Nassar for First Time

McKayla Maroney Talks Publicly About Larry Nassar for First Time

McKayla Maroney is one of the many people who have accused doctor Larry Nassar of abuse and now she’s speaking out for the first time publicly.

The 22-year-old gymnast made a rare appearance while attending the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Luncheon on Tuesday afternoon (April 17) in New York City.

“We knew that Larry was a monster, and learning from everything that has come out, I never should have met him. The USA Gymnastics, MSU and the USOC continued to look away to protect their reputations. All they cared about was money, medals, and it didn’t seem like there was anything else,” McKayla said (via Page Six).

She added, “The cool thing about social media is that so many people at that time were speaking up. I felt like, This is my moment.”

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McKayla Maroney Is Allowed to Testify Against Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics Says

McKayla Maroney Is Allowed to Testify Against Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics Says

USA Gymnastics will not fine McKayla Maroney if she decides to speak out against her alleged abuser Larry Nassar during his sentencing hearing.

There has been an uproar after it was revealed that an NDA signed by McKayla would cause her to be fined $100,000 if she were to speak out about the abuse she experienced. Several celebs announced they would pay for the fine if the former gymnast chose to speak up.

“USA Gymnastics has not sought and will not seek any money from McKayla Maroney for her brave statements made in describing her victimization and abuse by Larry Nassar, nor for any victim impact statements she wants to make to Larry Nassar at this hearing or at any subsequent hearings related to his sentencing,” the organization told USA Today. “This has been her right and USA Gymnastics encourages McKayla and anyone who has been abused to speak out. USA Gymnastics remains focused on our highest priority – the safety, health and well-being of our athletes and creating a culture that empowers and supports them.”