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McKayla Maroney Says She Hated the Way the Media Portrayed Her After Abuse

Best Life Logo By Allie Hogan of Best Life | Slide 1 of 5: In 2016, retired gymnast Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to formally accuse former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Over the next couple of years, more than 360 gymnasts accused Nassar of sexual abuse, including all five of the athletes on the 2012 women's Olympic gymnastics team. While some have been outspoken about their experience, others, like McKayla Maroney, have tried to move on quietly after coming forward. Recently, however, in a statement in support of Britney Spears, Maroney decided to candidly discuss her abuse at the hands of Nassar, the toll it took on her, and her frustration with how the media portrayed her. To see what Maroney had to say about how her experience connects with the #FreeBritney movement in a new Instagram post, read on.RELATED: See These Olympic Gymnasts' New Uniform, a Protest Against Sexualization.Read the original article on Best Life.

McKayla Maroney Says She Hated the Way the Media Portrayed Her After Abuse

In 2016, retired gymnast Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to formally accuse former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Over the next couple of years, more than 360 gymnasts accused Nassar of sexual abuse, including all five of the athletes on the 2012 women's Olympic gymnastics team. While some have been outspoken about their experience, others, like McKayla Maroney, have tried to move on quietly after coming forward. Recently, however, in a statement in support of Britney Spears, Maroney decided to candidly discuss her abuse at the hands of Nassar, the toll it took on her, and her frustration with how the media portrayed her. To see what Maroney had to say about how her experience connects with the #FreeBritney movement in a new Instagram post, read on.

RELATED: See These Olympic Gymnasts' New Uniform, a Protest Against Sexualization.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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