Aly Raisman posts powerful tweet of support to Simone Biles

17 January, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Dr. Larry Nassar 54 appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing Mich. Nasser a sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty to multiple cha

Quadruple Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is the latest person to speak up against former US gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar abusing her as the 54 year old awaits sentencing for abusing three other gymnasts.

In her emotional Twitter post, Simone Biles says that she was prompted to share her story after more than 140 other sexual abuse survivors have come forward, including several of her friends.

"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.

One of the dozens of victims expected to testify at the sentencing hearing of a disgraced former MI sports doctor on Tuesday described the sexual abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on her as a child and warned him that "little girls don't stay little forever". Maroney signed a nondisclosure agreement in December 2016, agreeing to stay quiet about the abuse she experienced as part of a $1.25 million settlement with USA Gymnastics. Under the guise of providing medically necessary treatment, Nassar abused many of his patients.

Nassar offered an apology last November. "I pray the rosary every day for forgiveness".

Fellow gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas have made similar accusations in recent months. But she's haunted by having to train at a place where she was abused. "I know we will all get through this together". As CNN shared, the 54-year-old was sentenced to time in federal prison for child pornography charges.

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"For too long I've asked myself, 'Was I too naive?' 'Was it my fault?' I now know the answers to those questions", Biles tweeted. "No".

A family friend is the first victim to testify in an extraordinary four-day sentencing for a disgraced former MI sports doctor who sexually assaulted young elite gymnasts.

Nassar could get another life sentence as sentencing cointinues in MI this week on separate sexual assault charges to which he has pleaded guilty.

One of the fearless athletes to come forward and share her story was Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney.

"It breaks my heart even more to think that..."

"After hearing the courageous stories of my friends and other survivors, I know that this horrific experience does not define me", she wrote.

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