After Chrissy Teigan offers to pay McKayla Maroney's fine, more celebs offer help
There are hundreds of allegations against the US Gymnastics team's doctor Larry Nasser.
#MeToo movement may have inspired millions of women to speak their truth with regards to their sexual harassment experiences. Further, #TimesUp movement let every pervert out there know that their sexually inappropriate actions will not go unpunished.
Chrissy Teigen, whom you may know as a supermodel or the funky DJ on Lip Sync Battle or John Legend's better half or even the funniest celebrity Twitter, has come out as the superhero we all dreamed of in the wake of these movements. She has offered to pay the fine that Olympian McKayla Maroney would be charged if she testifies at the trial of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.
Larry has been accused of sexual harassment by over 140 women, including Olympians Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, and Simone Biles. At least 88 of them are expected to give victim impact statements in court during his trial between Tuesday and Thursday.
McKayla, who is one of the accusers, may not be able to give the statement, because of a confidential $1.25 million settlement she took against USA Gymnastic in late 2016. In October of 2017 she had revealed on Twitter that she had been harassed by Larry since the age of 13.
If she speaks at the trial, McKayla would be charged a fine of $100,000, and when this report got out, Chrissy tweeted that she would "honored" to pay the fine on McKayla's behalf. She also expressed her infuriation over the whole practice of Non-Disclosure Agreement, especially considering the man in question has more than 100 women accusing him of monstrosities.
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
Following Chrissy's generous offer more celebrities jumped in to offer their monetary assistance. Michael Shur, the creator of wholesome, feminist shows such as Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, who goes by the Twitter handle Ken Tremendous offered to go halfsies with Chrissy.
I’ll split it with you. https://t.co/yp00LwJsNQ— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) January 16, 2018
When Kristen Bell saw these beautiful tweets, she also offered to join in. She offered that the trio pay 1/3rd on the potential $100K fine.
I'll 1/3 it with you guys. https://t.co/XasgyGEg6E— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) January 16, 2018
People who saw these generous celebrities' selfless offer, were touched deeply. While most people appreciated it, others offered to contribute in whatever small way they can.
If you start a GoFundMe I will donate money. The USGA needs to be held responsible for their role in this as well and this NDA is RIDICULOUS.— Bri Dehlinger (@BriDehlinger) January 16, 2018
My job recently ended and I am broke AF, but I‘ve literally lived with the abuses of the national women’s gymnastics team, so if there’s a gofundme, I’m in.— R. Sterling Dew (@dewsterling) January 16, 2018
I’ll donate. pic.twitter.com/MkCovoPgUz— Marhle (@Marhle) January 17, 2018
Im absolutely broke...but i will FIND a way to donate.— diversity (@ridingbluewaves) January 17, 2018
I don’t have the same bank account as you both, but count me in. I’d happily contribute.— Carrie (@c4arriem4rie) January 16, 2018
as if we allneeded another reason to have a girlcrush on brilliant Kristen Bell - but this is rad and I hope more celebs start championing women's rights with their checkbooks.— Elissa Shevinsky (@ElissaBeth) January 17, 2018
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