Simone Biles has revealed that behind her bubbly exterior, she was struggling with a very painful secret. Like other members of the USA’s Olympic gymnastics team, she says she suffered sexual abuse at the hands of team doctor Larry Nassar:
NEW: Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles releases statement saying that she was abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty last fall to multiple charges of sexual assault: "I am not afraid to tell my story anymore." pic.twitter.com/OMk1Ecfuah
— ABC News (@ABC) January 15, 2018
Wow! Glad she had the courage to speak up about this. Hold your head up Simone. This was not your fault.
— PeggK (@Pegg0Legg) January 15, 2018