Cheryl Burke from Dance Moms came out in support for the Olympic athletes who recently revealed they allegedly had been victimized by their former gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar. In an Instagram post from the reality star, she referred to the claims from women such as Aly Raisman and Simone Biles among others.
Cheryl stated she has been “following what has happened with the US Women’s gymnastics team,” and wanted to commend the women for coming out with their stories.
It takes extraordinary bravery and mental strength to come out about something as harrowing as abuse, especially sexual abuse.
The claims resonate with the dance coach, Burke stated she had to “sit in a courtroom in front of the man” who abused her and had to share the painful experiences. Cheryl – who wrote a book called Dancing Lessons – claimed that it takes “tremendous courage.”
As you may know, Larry Nassar was outed as a sexual predator by a plethora of women, who many of which were Olympic gold medalists and contestants.
At the beginning of the day today, McKayla Maroney’s statement against Larry was read aloud in court. She declared in front of the court and jury that Larry deserves the rest of his life behind bars.
The ex-doctor is currently looking at 25-40 years of prison for each count of abuse; he is now facing seven counts. Celebrity Insider reported recently that Simone Biles revealed she had been abused by the doctor as well.
Nassar will face his day in court and will probably lose, although, a not-guilty verdict is possible.
Unfortunately for Cheryl, her abuser did not go to jail according to the Dance Mom’s star. Social media was emphatic that Cheryl commemorated the women in the US Gymnastics team. One person wrote, “all of these women are so strong for coming out with their stories, including you Cheryl.”