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Lawsuit against the United States Olympic Committee by the Olympic medalist Maroney

2012 Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming that officials had her sign a confidential financial settlement in an effort to keep her silent about her allegations that former Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused her, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to the LA Times, the lawsuit alleges that the USOC enabled a “culture and atmosphere that conceals known and suspected sexual abusers.” The lawsuit also reportedly alleges that USA Gymnastics “coerced” Maroney into signing the settlement, which included a “non-disparagement clause and confidentiality provision.”

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