The Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney has spoken of his sympathy for Britney Spears during the pop star’s struggle to free herself from an “abusive” guardianship.
The 2012 Olympic Champion shared a deeply personal account of her own exhausting “physically, mentally and emotionally” experience of speaking out about the abuse she suffered from the disreputable former USA Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar.
“I hated the depressing tone my life took on”, Published Maroney, 25, in Instagram.
“I never wanted to be seen as a victim, I just wanted Larry Nassar to be in jail, and to hold the people who allowed the abuse accountable.”
In 2018, Maroney talked about how was abused by Nassar “hundreds of times” from the age of 13. She said she tried to raise the alarm about Nassar’s sexual abuse of American gymnasts as early as 2011.
Maroney wrote how Spears’ story affected her deeply and she felt fully identified with it.
“Because, like Britney, I also had to “pretend until I got it“To survive my 2012 Olympics,” he said.
“I was just trying to fulfill my dream, but abuse came from many angles that I did not understand how to process at 15 years old. I had to delete it, and I had to minimize it, just to get through the day, “he explained.
Spears has been under the control of a conservatorship, which for the past 13 years has controlled her financial and personal decisions.
The “Free Britney” movement has gained momentum since the shocking details of the “abusive” legal agreement were made public.
Last week, Spears’ attorney requested a new guardian of her estate.
Mathew S Rosengart, who was appointed as Spears’ new attorney on July 14, has filed a petition in Los Angeles probate court for Jason Rubin to be appointed as the new guardian of her estate.
If the petition is approved, Rubin would replace Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, who has controlled all of his daughter’s financial decisions since 2008.
During explosive courtroom testimony last month, Spears claimed that her father “should be in jail” for doing “nothing” to improve his situation.
Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison in 2018 for abusing more than a hundred girls in his charge.
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