Late last year, several prominent Team USA gymnasts came out and alleged that former USA gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, sexually abused them.
On Monday, Simone Biles tweeted “#MeToo” and broke her silence via a lengthy post, saying that she was also sexually abused by Nassar.
“Most of you know me as a happy, giggly and energetic girl. But lately … I’ve felt a bit broken and the more I try to shut off the voice in my head the louder it screams,” Biles wrote to begin her #MeToo post. “I am not afraid to tell my story anymore. I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar.”
She added later in the heartbreaking post: “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.”
You can read Biles’ full #MeToo post below.
Upon learning about the four-time Olympic gold medalist’s #MeToo statement, fellow Team USA gymnast Alexandra Raisman, who also alleged that Nassar sexually abused her, showed Biles nothing but love and support on Twitter.