Cheerleader forced to do splits in horrific viral video speaks out

A high school cheerleader who went public with a horrific video of the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of her coach said she is being cyberbullied for coming forward.

Ally Wakefield, a 13-year-old freshman and cheerleader at East High School in Denver, Colorado, recorded a disturbing video of herself and her teammates being repeatedly forced into splits by their coach, Ozell Williams, in June.

In the footage, Wakefield can be heard yelling "please, stop" at least nine times in between her pained screams and cries.

When the teenager showed her mom, Kirsten Wakefield, the videos taken at her cheer practice, her horrified parent immediately contacted school administrators.

However, authorities apparently did not get involved with the case until the footage went viral on August 24.

East High cheerleaders met with Denver police investigators and medical examiners on Thursday night to discuss the incident and document any physical and mental trauma they suffered.

Wakefield had apparently suffered from torn muscle tissue and a pulled hamstring and is receiving physical therapy because of the brutal conditioning exercise.

"The doctor said 100 percent that the injury that she sustained was directly caused by the coach's knee on the back of her thigh forcing it the floor," the teen's mom said. "She said that it could possibly fracture the pelvic system and reproductive organs as well."

Wakefield's mother told KDVR that police said they are shocked that school administrators had seen the footage two months prior to the investigation and did not contact police right away.

"I am saddened and disheartened that it came to this point, but at least something is happening," she said. "We just want to make sure this man doesn't injure or mentally hurt another child."

Unfortunately, Ally Wakefield says that since she decided to speak up about her mistreatment, she has become a target for cyberbullies.

The teenager says that people have started taunting her on social media and have even told her to kill herself since the video went viral.

Wakefield said she's still glad she decided to open up in hopes that her story may help other cheerleaders experiencing the same thing.

"I know what it's like to not have a voice and it really sucks, and so I just want to be their voice because I have the opportunity to," she told KDVR.

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74. New Mexico State University
73. University of Maine 
72. Eastern Kentucky University
71. The College of New Jersey
70. Nassau Community College
69. Liberty University 
68. Iowa Western Community College 
67. California Baptist University
66. University of Texas at Arlington
65. Florida Atlantic University 
64. University of Missouri 
63. University of Southern California 
62. Weber State 
61. University of Washington
60. University of Nevada Las Vegas
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58. Lindenwood University
57. Vanderbilt University
56. Blinn College
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50. Davenport University
49. Iowa State University 
48. Shelton State Community College
47. University of Colorado
46. Columbus State University
45. University of Alabama at Birmingham
44. University of Miami
43. Southeastern Louisiana University
42. Navarro College 
41. Wilmington University 
40. University of West Georgia 
39. Hofstra University 
38. Central Michigan University 
37. Austin Peay State University
36.  University of Iowa 
35. Georgia Institute of Technology
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31. University of Delaware
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