Simone Biles has recently come up with her story alleging former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar that she was also assaulted. Biles published a statement on her twitter captioned as, "Feelings... ?? #MeToo" where she described the story of her abuse starting as, "I, too, am one of the many survivors that were abused by Larry Nassar".
Most of you know me as a happy, giggly, and energetic girl. But lately … I’ve felt a bit broken. I am not afraid to tell my story anymore.", the four-time Olympics gold medalist wrote.
One of the most decorated gymnasts, Biles further added:
Most of you know me as a happy, giggly, and energetic girl. But lately … I’ve felt a bit broken and the more I try to shut off the voice in my head the louder it screams. I am not afraid to tell my story anymore. I too am one of the many survivors that was abused by Larry Nassar. Please believe me when I say it was a lot harder to first speak those words out loud than it is now to put them on paper. There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault.
Biles' statement published just a day before Nassar's sentencing hearing in Lansing, Michigan.
Biles says,"For far too long I've asked myself 'Was I too naive? Was it my fault?' I now know the answer to those questions. No. No. It was not my fault. No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG, and others."
"After hearing the brave stories of my friends and other survivors, I know that this horrific experience does not define me."
Simone Biles won 4 gold medals and a bronze at the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil.
A longtime US women’s gymnastics team doctor has been accused of abusing around 150 girls and women. He was previously sentenced to 60 years for abusing a child and is waiting for his next sentencing hearing scheduled for next month.