Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles accuses former USA gymnastics team doctor of sexual abuse
Olympic Gold Medal gymnast Simone Biles. Photo by Byarturo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Gymnast Simone Biles has joined over 140 women who have accused former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual misconduct.


Biles, the individual all-around champion at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, posted her #MeToo message on Twitter and Instagram.

“I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar,” Biles wrote. “This behavior is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive, especially coming from someone whom I was TOLD to trust."

A defiant Biles announced, "I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG, and others."

"It is impossibly difficult to relive these experiences and it breaks my heart even more to think that as I work towards my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused," Biles admitted. "As I continue to work through the pain, I kindly ask everyone to respect my privacy."

Read her full statement: