Laurie Hernandez on Maggie Haney

Laurie trained with Maggie Haney for 11 years.

Hernandez has never spoken publicly about the abuse allegations against Maggie Haney.

But in a lengthy Instagram post in response to Haney’s suspension, Hernandez, a member of the Final Five that won gold at the Rio Games in 2016, said that years of being yelled at and belittled had made her think she hated gymnastics.

“It wasn’t until mid 2018 I realized it was the people that made the experience bad, not the sport itself,” Hernandez wrote Thursday. …

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You can read Laurie’s statement on Instagram.