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Don't miss NBC interviews with McKayla Maroney, Béla and Márta Károlyi

Asher Fair
SENIOR ANALYST
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351   //    20 Apr 2018, 16:00 IST

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McKayla Maroney

For the first time since revealing in October that she was sexually assaulted by disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University physician Larry Nassar, 22-year-old former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney spoke publicly about the sexual assault that she was forced to endure at the hands of the 54-year-old.

She did on Tuesday earlier this week during a luncheon for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children at The Pierre hotel in New York, New York, and she also did so in an interview with TODAY's Savannah Guthrie, of which two clips have been released.

Here is the video that was released of that interview on Wednesday.

Here is the video that was released of that interview on Thursday.

The full interview is set to air this weekend on Sunday, April 22, and you do not want to miss it.

The interview with Maroney, who was a member of the gold medal-winning United States Olympic women's gymnastics team in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, is set to air in its entirety on that date starting at 7:00 pm ET.

The interview is set to be shown on an hourlong Dateline NBC special called "Silent No More", meaning it will be broadcast on NBC at that time on that date in just two short days.

This special will feature an interview with not only Maroney but with legendary gymnastics coaches Béla and Márta Károlyi, who have not yet made comments about the Larry Nassar scandal.

Béla and Márta Károlyi are the former USA Gymnastics national team coordinators and owners of the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at Károlyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas, which is the location at which several gymnasts claimed Nassar sexually assaulted them.

Many gymnasts have accused Béla and Márta Károlyi of knowing about Nassar's predatory behavior while it was going on and not doing anything about it. After all, he got away with sexually assaulting over 260 people, many of whom female gymnasts, over the course of roughly two decades until he was finally arrested in December of 2016.

Nassar was finally arrested at this time after Rachael Denhollander told her story of the sexual assault that she was forced to endure at his hands to the Indianapolis Star, which ran a story about it in September of that year.

Nassar is currently behind bars where he belongs at United States Penitentiary Tucson in Tucson, Arizona. He is serving a 60-year federal prison sentenced that he was given this past December on three child pornography charges.

The 54-year-old was also charged with a total of 10 counts of sexual assault. The first seven counts of sexual assault that he was charged with back in January resulted in a state prison sentence of between 40 and 175 years for him.

It was at Nassar's sentencing hearing in January that resulted in this state prison sentence of between 40 and 175 years, and it was this hearing at which Maroney's victim impact statement was read on her behalf. A total of 169 victim impact statements were read in an Ingham County, Michigan courtroom over the course of that seven-day hearing.

The other three counts of sexual assault that he was charged with back in February resulted in a state prison sentence of between 40 and 125 years for him.

With all of this in mind, Sunday's Dateline NBC special featuring McKayla Maroney, Béla Károlyi and Márta Károlyi is a can't-miss, especially given the fact that Maroney has only just spoken publicly about Nassar's sexual assault for the first time since she revealed in October that he assaulted her as well as the fact that neither Béla nor Márta Károlyi have commented on the scandal up until this point in time.

Be sure to tune in to NBC on Sunday, April 22 at 7:00 pm ET to watch the Dateline NBC special "Silent No More".

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