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Simone Biles: Larry Nassar's behavior 'completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive'

Simone Biles: Larry Nassar's behavior 'completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive'

Biles' statement makes her the fourth member from the 2012 "Fierce Five" team to come forward, joining Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas with accusations against Nassar.

In her Twitter statement, Biles described how she had struggled with her decision to speak out since news of Nasser's crimes broke.

And superstar gymnast Simone Biles added her name Monday to the growing list of athletes that Larry Nassar abused.

Nassar was imprisoned for 60 years in December for three counts relating to having child sex abuse images on his computer.

A woman whose parents were friends with a disgraced former MI sports doctor has told a judge how he repeatedly sexually abused her at his house for six years when she was a child. Was it my fault?' I now know the answer to those questions", Biles said. "No. "I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar", Simone's statement read.

Minutes after Biles shared her story on Twitter, teammate Aly Raisman, another Nassar accuser, tweeted, "I am so proud of you".

Nassar, who spent more than 20 years working at Michigan State University and as a physician for USA Gymnastics, has admitted to sexually assaulting gymnasts, ESPN reported.

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We salute Simone and all of these young ladies for finding the courage to speak out about Nassar and share their experiences. "Was it my fault?'" she continued.

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

"I won't let one man, and the others that enabled him ... steal my love and joy", she vowed.

Biles said it broke her heart to have to return to the same training facilities where she was abused as she worked towards Tokyo 2020.

"It's horrifying that MSU and USA Gymnastics are not stepping up to the plate to admit their wrongdoing", Olivia Cowan, another victim of Nassar, told the court.

Biles' post comes of the eve of an Ingham County Circuit Court hearing that is expected to last four days before Nassar is sentenced for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.


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