An Open Letter to the New York Times Regarding Gymnastics, Abuse, and Sub-standard Journalism

laurie hernandez on beam at the rio olympics
  • April 2017 — Haney forced McCusker to train on broken wrist
  • Fall 2017 — Haney forced McCusker to train on hamstring injury and fractured hip bone
  • January 2018 — Haney forced McCusker to train on injured foot (stress fractures)
  • September 2018 — Haney screamed so loudly McCusker fell off the beam
  • Spring 2019 — Haney forced McCusker to train on injured shoulder
  • June 2019 — Haney and coach Victoria Levine forced McCusker to continue to train despite Rhabdomyolysis diagnosis
  • General complaints against Haney and Levine — Body shaming, promotion of unhealthy eating and weight loss habits, promotion of amenorrhea, bullying and public shaming
comments on NYT article doubting Maggie Haney’s abusive behavior

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