Simone Biles says former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused her

January 16, 2018 6:49 pm

Simone Biles, the American gymnast who won four gold medals in the 2016 Olympics, said Monday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

More than 130 women have accused Nassar of abuse during his 29-year tenure as a physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University. He was sentenced last month to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges. 

In a screenshot posted on Twitter, Biles wrote, “I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar.”
“It is not normal to receive any type of treatment from a trusted team physician and refer to it horrifyingly as the ‘special’ treatment,” she continued. “This behavior is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive, especially coming from someone whom I was TOLD to trust.”
Nassar’s attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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