Gymnast Simone Biles is the latest American gymnast to share that she too, was abused by the team’s National Doctor, Larry Nassar. The Olympic gold medalist shared her story via her Twitter page,
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) January 15, 2018
This follows recent revelations from more than 140 athletes, including fellow teammates Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman. 54-year-old Physician, Nassar has already been charged seven accounts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and pleaded guilty back in November.
Nassar was handed down a hefty sentence of 60 years. 20 years for each of three counts. Nassar will spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.
We applaud Biles for her bravery. We know that it cannot be easy sharing something so deeply personal and traumatic.