Kayla Fights On

Kayla Fights On


March 9, 2020 David Wharton, LA Times

The last few years, Kayla Harrison has felt mixed emotions watching the Larry Nassar molestation scandal and the rise of the #MeToo movement.


The two-time Olympic judo champion has felt immensely proud of the women who have stepped forward to demand justice. She also knows how tough that can be.


“Sexual abuse is a scar you carry the rest of your life,” she says.


Back in 2011, shortly before winning her first gold medal, Harrison revealed that she had been molested by a former coach when she was younger. Speaking out was not as common then.


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