People Staff
June 22, 1999 12:00 AM

A stoic 17-year-old Dominique Moceanu, her father crying beside her, entered the adult world Wednesday as a Houston judge approved the Olympic gymnast’s request for independence from her parents. The high school senior and 1996 gold medalist was declared a legal adult without any challenge from her parents. The deal allows her to demand information about trust fund money that she claims her father has squandered.

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