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Simone Biles Says Former Team USA Doctor Abused Her

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles says she was abused by Team USA's then-doctor Larry Nassar.

Simone Biles Says Former Team USA Doctor Abused Her
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Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is the latest gymnast to accuse former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

Biles wrote in a statement: "There are many reasons I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault. ... I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG, and others."

More than 140 women and girls have accused Nassar of sexual assault. Among them are Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas.

Dr. Larry Nassar in court.

Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault Charges

Dr. Larry Nassar entered his plea during a court hearing in Michigan. He now faces at least 25 years behind bars.


Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges. He's facing an additional sentencing this week for sexual assault charges in Michigan; it's expected that 88 women and girls will give victim statements during his sentencing.

In her statement, Biles says she's still working to compete in Tokyo's 2020 Olympics.