Renowned gymnast Olivia Dunne has disclosed that a concerning message from a stalker compelled her to discontinue attending classes in person at LSU.
Ranked third among NIL earners at $3.3 million by on3.com, Dunne shared with NJ.com this week, “I had a scare once with a message that I got about a class I was going to, and I was like, you know what, it’s not worth it. It was a threat.”
Detailing the incident, an LSU police report obtained by NJ.com revealed that Dunne received death threats on Instagram on Dec. 2, 2021. The threat included mention of “shooting up” the university’s campus.
Despite the seriousness of the situation, no charges were filed in either the Instagram threats or an unrelated incident where an unidentified man was observed watching the gymnasts inside the team’s facility.
In July 2023, Dunne confirmed her decision to avoid in-person classes at LSU due to safety concerns stemming from her fame. She expressed a desire to keep her daily schedule and whereabouts private, emphasizing that she refrains from posting while still at events, even on campus.
Dunne explained to NJ.com, “It’s not about people swarming me — people at LSU are used to me at this point. I don’t want to encourage it.”
As she embarks on her final year of competing, Dunne shared that she and her teammates will have increased security, acknowledging the incident in Utah from the previous year. She informed People, “We now have a security guard that travels with the LSU gymnastics team.”