Chrissy Teigen wants McKayla Maroney to speak out.
The 32-year-old model took to Twitter on Tuesday to offer to pay the $100,000 fine the 22-year-old Olympic gymnast' could incur should she speak at an upcoming sentencing hearing for disgraced USA team doctor Larry Nassar, who plead guilty in November to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. In December, a judge sentenced Nassar to 60 years in prison for possession of child pornography.
88 women are expected to offer victim impact statements during Nassar's sentencing hearing this week. However, due to a nondisclosure agreement signed by Maroney in 2016, who alleged sexual abuse by Nassar last October, she could potentially face a hefty fine for joining in. More than 140 women have accused Nassar of abuse over the years, including Maroney's former teammates, Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas.
"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," Teigen tweeted.
Shortly after, The Good Place executive producer Mike Schur offered to split the cost, with the NBC comedy's star adding that she too would pitch in.
A lawsuit filed against USA Gymnastics last year by Maroney's attorney reportedly seeks to invalidate the nondisclosure part of the settlement, calling it illegal.
Whether the team would pursue the fine against Maroney is unclear, as her #metoo tweet last year, where she came forward with abuse claims against Nassar, also violated the agreement.
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