Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Chrissy Teigen Boldly Offers to Pay Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney's 100k Fine If She Speaks at Larry Nasser Hearing

Chrissy Teigen attends the premiere of WGN America's Underground Season 2 held at the Westwood Village on Feb. 28, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

In light of the hundreds of allegations against U.S. Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nasser, and with his sentencing going on today (Jan. 16), news that one of the victims, Olympian McKayla Maroney won't be able to testify has left some very angry. 

Maroney, who sued and received a settlement of $1.25 million from the U.S. Gymnastics team in 2016, faces a $100k fine if she speaks out at Nassar's sentencing due to a legal agreement. 

Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to defend and the gymnast and offered to gladly pay Maroney's fine if she were to speak out during Nassar's marathon sentence hearing, in which a large number of victims are giving statements towards the disgraced doctor, the U.S. Gymnastics program, and Michigan State University where Nassar practiced.

"The entire principle of this should be fought - an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers, but I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine for you, McKayla," said Teigen in a Tweet this morning (Jan. 16)

Along with Maroney, over 100 people have come forth to share stories of Nassar's sexual advances. The latest of which was U.S. Gymnastics Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles. She is one of four from the 'Fierce Five' team that won gold in the 2012.

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