Chrissy Teigen has offered to pay a potential fine that Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney could incur if she breaks a nondisclosure agreement with USA Gymnastics that prevents her from discussing allegations that she was molested by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar.
Maroney, who is one of more than 100 women who have accused Nassar of sexual abuse, signed a nondisclosure agreement in 2016 that included a $100,000 fine if she spoke out about the abuse as part of a settlement from USA Gymnastics, according to the lawsuit. She is suing U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State, claiming she “was forced to agree to a nondisparagement clause and confidentiality provision,” the New York Times reports. The suit came months after an investigation by the Indianapolis Star reported that USA Gymnastics had allegedly failed to respond appropriately in reporting sexual abuse complaints to police.
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. pic.twitter.com/lsBEgEqZpD
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 16, 2018