Simone Biles came forward to reveal that she was also sexually assaulted by Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar
The 20-year-old phenom — who was a key member of the 2016 gold medal winning Olympics team — issued a statement saying, “I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually 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.”
“This behavior is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive, especially coming from someone whom I was TOLD to trust.”
“As I continue to work through the pain, I kindly ask everyone to respect my privacy. This is a process, and one that I need more time to work through.”
Biles is the latest athlete to come forward with allegations against Nassar — joining stars like McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas. There are reportedly more than 100 victims.
Back in November, Nassar pled guilty to 7 counts of criminal sexual conduct. The sentencing phase of the case begins on Tuesday. He has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child porn.
It’s never too late to tell the truth.