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5 key takeaways from the NBC documentary on the Larry Nassar scandal 

Asher Fair
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Published Apr 23, 2018
Apr 23, 2018 IST

Olympics Day 9 - Gymnastics - Artistic
McKayla Maroney at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England

People did speak up. But no one listened.

I'm not going to go into this like I have in six other articles, of which four are also published on Sportskeeda. I have been extremely critical of the critical comments regarding Larry Nassar's victims that basically state that they have no one to blame but themselves for one reason or another.

These reasons have included "they should have spoken up sooner".

As expected, now we know for a fact -- beyond a shadow of a doubt -- that people did speak up, which totally negates all of the victim shamers who "don't feel sorry" for them victims because "they didn't speak up right away".

Former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney stated that she spoke out about Nassar sexually assaulting her in 2011 when driving back from a training session with her teammates, and coach John Geddert, who is under criminal investigation for alleged physical assault of gymnasts, was there. However, he said nothing and did nothing about it.

Here is what she had to say about the matter, according to NBC.

"I was in the car driving back to the hotel and I even said out loud that last night, Larry was fingering me."

In regard to whether or not she said it loudly enough and she was sure that people heard her, here is what she had to say.

"Yea. Yea...because people gasped."

Three other people who were there in the car, including two-time Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, say that they remember this conversation. Here is what Raisman had to say about the matter, according to NBC.

"I remember what McKayla said. She basically described, in graphic detail, what Nassar had done to her the night before."

Maroney also stated the following about speaking out in other situations as well.

"There were moments, and lots of moments, where I would make little signs and say things like that, but that was the biggest one that I can't even believe that I said that out loud in the car like that but I must have been so desperate at the time."
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