According to a tweet from the supermodel, Chrissy Teigen, she and her husband, John Legend, donated $200,000 to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund on behalf of the USA Gymnastics Team. Ever since the Larry Nassar case broke open in the mainstream media, Chrissy has been an outspoken supporter of the women who have come forward with their stories.
Celebrity Insider reported earlier in the week that Larry received 175 years in prison for sexually abusing girls under the guise of giving them medical treatment.
Back in November of 2017, Larry pleaded guilty to seven counts of felony first-degree criminal sexual misconduct. Rosemarie Aquilina, who served as the judge at the Ingham County Circuit Court in Michigan, delivered the verdict following the testimony of around 156 of his victims.
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
Rosemarie said it was her “honor and privilege” to announce his sentencing because he doesn’t deserve to walk outside of a prison again.
Aquilina said to Nassar, “I’ve just signed your death warrant.” And while the verdict was widely praised by the general public, some criticized the judge’s poor choice of words which veered into unprofessionalism.
Additionally, Chrissy announced that she would pay McKayla Maroney’s $100,000 fine for breaking her NDA by speaking at Nassar’s sentencing.
The supermodel said she would be “absolutely honored” to pay the fine. Despite her offer, the fine ended up not going through because USA Gymnastics stood down.
The organization announced in a statement that they would not implement the charge for her speaking out against the victimization and abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar. Sources close to the Olympian stated, “McKayla was happy to hear that the company decided not to fine her because it was ridiculous, it really was.”