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Simone Biles Accuses Physician Of Sexual Abuse

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles came forward with her own #MeToo story, alleging a gymnastics doctor sexually abused her, in a Monday statement.

Biles accused former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexually abusing her, saying it had taken her a while to come forward with her story.

“I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar. Please believe me when I say it was a lot harder to first speak those words out loud than it is now to put them on paper,” Biles tweeted in a statement Monday. “There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault.”

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Biles is one of many other female gymnasts like Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney who have accused Nassar of sexual abuse. Nassar was recently given a 60 year prison sentence for a federal child pornography charge in December 2017. He will face anther sentencing for sexual misconduct charges within the next week.

“For too long I’ve asked myself ‘Was I too naive? Was it my fault?’ I now know the answer to those questions,” Biles said. “No. No, It wasn’t my fault. No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG and others.”

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