McKayla Maroney alleges past abuses by Larry Nassar as early as 13

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The campaign #MeToo is rising in popularity on social media as people share their stories of sexual assault and harassment. For me the scariest night of my life happened when I was 15 years old.

Nassar is accused of sexually abusing over 140 women and girls.

He is expected to stand trial over charges of sexually assaulting nine girls, to which he has pleaded not guilty, and is being sued by more than 125 women who claim he sexually assaulted them under the guise of treatment.

Nassar served as the team doctor and medical director for USA Gymnastics for many years and served in the positions while Maroney saw her greatest career success on Team USA.

"It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and it happened before I won my silver", she wrote in reference to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Maroney tweeted that it happened in London before she and her team won the gold medal, and it also happened when she won her silver medal.

"People should know that this is not just happening in Hollywood", Maroney said.

"Everyone's words over the past few days have been so inspiring to me".

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She alleged Nassar had given her a sleeping pill on a flight to Tokyo, and she didn't wake until she was in his hotel room, alone, where he was performing a "treatment".

Things have to change, Maroney said, and suggested speaking out, holding people and institutions accountable, educating and having zero tolerance for abusers and those who protect them. There is no other word for it. Nassar is now facing 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and is facing life in prison.

Nassar, accused of abusing scores of U.S. gymnasts and student-athletes at Michigan State during medical exams, pleaded guilty this summer to federal child pornography charges, and is awaiting sentencing. "This is happening everywhere", Maroney wrote.

Before Maroney, Jamie Dantzscher was the only former Olympian to allege abuse against Nassar.

Maroney, a three-time world champion (twice in vault, once in team competition), retired from gymnastics in 2016.

Nassar agreed to plead guilty to all of those charges.

"Our silence has given the wrong people pwoer for too long, and it's time to take our power back". I got into gymnastics when I was 18 months old ... and this is something I'm always going to be a part of it. He is now in prison in MI after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

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