The list of gymnasts accusing former team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault continues to grow.

America's most successful Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has joined the MeToo movement revealing that she was molested by Nassar.

"I am not afraid to tell my story anymore. I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar," wrote the four time Olympic champion on Twitter. "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. There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault."

According to the lengthy post, Biles wondered if her assault was her fault or the result of being too naive.

"No. No, it was not my fault. No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG, and others."

She expressed heartbreak over having to return to the same facility training where she was abused as she works towards her dream of competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The 20 year old gymnast vowed to never give up to compete with all of her heart and soul every time she steps into the gym.

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

Biles asks her fans to respect her privacy as she works through the pain. 

She is the highest-profile athlete to lodge accusations against Nassar.

Prior to Simone coming forward publicly, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas were among the high-profile gymnasts to say they were also sexually abused by disgraced doctor.

Written by Gigi Farid



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