Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles said Monday she was "one of many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar," the former doctor for USA Gymnastics.
In a social media post, the gymnast said there are "many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault." Nassar, who worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State, has been accused of abuse by 140 women, including Olympians Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, and Gabby Douglas. Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for possessing child pornography, and he's awaiting sentencing this week for several counts of sexual assault, to which he pleaded guilty last year.
Biles said she decided to come forward after "hearing the brave stories of my friends and other survivors," and said she knows "that this horrific experience does not define me. I am much more than this."
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