Simone Biles is coming forward to say that she too was molested by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
“I am not afraid to tell my story anymore,” Biles wrote on her social media accounts. “I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar.”
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) January 15, 2018
She continued, “For too long I have asked myself, ‘Was I too naive? Was it my fault?’ I now know the answers 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 [USA Gymnastics], and others.”
Nassar pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges back in November and, as part of his plea agreement, will serve at least 25 years behind bars.