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Simone Biles Says She Was Sexually Abused By Larry Nassar

Simone Biles Says She Was Sexually Abused By Larry Nassar

Simone Biles published a message to her fans on Twitter, alleging that she was sexually abused by the USA gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar.

You can read part of the 20-year-old gymnasts note below.

“Most of you know me as a happy, giggly and energetic girl. But lately…I’ve felt a bit broken and the more I try to shut off the voice in my head the louder it screams,” Simone wrote in her note on Twitter. “I am not afraid to tell my story anymore. I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar.”

“For too long I have asked myself, ‘Was I too naive? Was it my fault?’ I now know the answers to those questions. No. No, it was not my fault. No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG [USA Gymnastics], and others,” she continued.

McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas previously came forward with stories of Nassar‘s abuse. He was recently sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography.

Aly Raisman Helped Simone Biles With Her Body Confidence

Aly Raisman Helped Simone Biles With Her Body Confidence

Simone Biles is opening up about how certain haters used to bully her for her muscular arms, and just how Final Five teammate Aly Raisman helped her overcome it.

“People would say mean things at the time. They used to call me a ‘swoldier,’ which didn’t make me feel the best,” the Olympic gymnast shared in a piece with Today. “I wore sweaters or jackets all year long to cover my arms.”

But although she was bullied for being more on the muscular side, Simone has learned to love how she looks with help from Aly.

“Aly Raisman helped me a lot with my body-confidence issues and helped me learn to love how I look,” Simone adds. “She’s taught me a lot along the way, but most of the time it’s just the same message: love yourself.”

“It doesn’t matter if you don’t want to wear makeup that day, if you don’t want to do your hair that day or anything else. You’re human, too, so do what you like.”

Simone Biles' Biopic Gets Epic New Trailer - Watch Now!

Simone Biles' Biopic Gets Epic New Trailer - Watch Now!

The new trailer for Simone Biles‘ Lifetime biopic Courage to Soar (the same title as her biography) is here, and it looks SO good!

Simone is played in the film by Jeanté Godlock, while Simone serves as a co-executive producer.

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The film will will follow Simone‘s journey from her hometown gym in Texas to the Olympic Games in Rio, revealing “the sacrifices and dedication it took her to become one of the greatest and most celebrated athletes in the world,” according to a press release.

“I’m so proud of you. I have chills!” Simone‘s former Olympic teammate Aly Raisman tweeted. “Can’t wait to see this!! Congrats @Simone_Biles !! Super girl.”

The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar will premiere on February 3 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

Watch below!


The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar Trailer

Simone Biles Just Clapped Back at Her Hair Critics In The Best Way

Simone Biles Just Clapped Back at Her Hair Critics In The Best Way

Over the weekend, Simone Biles achieved a lifelong dream of hers and became a Texans Cheerleader.

The 19-year-old Olympic gymnast was over the moon, and it definitely showed — until critics came to bring her down.

One troll went after her hair, another after how she looked in the cheer uniform.

“I have 1 question to everyone commenting about my hair when I genuinely look happy in the photo…” Simone replied to all of them in one sassy tweet. “Do you look perfect ALL the time? Everything in perfect order?”

The internet cheered for Simone‘s first clap back, of course. There wasn’t anything wrong with her at all. Nothing.

Then, she clapped back even louder with a tweet today, showing off her glowing and gorgeous smile.

“slayed from the ground up,” she wrote, not even caring if any haters came her way.

PREACH IT SIMONE!

Fans Are Disappointed in Gabby Douglas For Her Response To Aly Raisman's Victim Blaming Tweet

Fans Are Disappointed in Gabby Douglas For Her Response To Aly Raisman's Victim Blaming Tweet

Aly Raisman has been opening up about her experience of being sexually assaulted by former Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar for a few weeks.

Since sharing her story, Aly is determined to erase victim blaming altogether.

“Just because a women does a sext photoshoot or wears a sexy outfit, does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe he when she comes forward about sexual abuse. What is wrong with some of you?” Aly wrote in a tweet this morning.

Former Olympic teammate Gabby Douglas saw it, and responded in an unexpected way.

Obviously, her fans are disappointed. We’re disappointed. Gabby has since deleted her tweet, but as we all know, nothing is totally gone from the internet.

She tried to explain herself, however, that didn’t go well either.

After her response, Gabby‘s fans (or, now former fans) are teaching her a lesson about what victim blaming and shaming is on the social media network.

“You really should read up on rape and how no matter what you wear, your clothes have nothing to do with being raped. Your comment was heartbreaking, uneducated and misinformed. You owe victims an apology,” one fan responded to her.

Another added, “Sexual assault/abuse isn’t about what you wear. It’s about power. Someone could be head to toe covered and still be assaulted. I strongly encourage you to evaluate what you’re saying and how it can affect others, especially many young women who have looked up to you.”

Simone Biles was even shocked by her response.

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Simone Biles' Driver Almost Drove Her to Another State & We Can't Stop Laughing

Simone Biles' Driver Almost Drove Her to Another State & We Can't Stop Laughing

Simone Biles went for a wild ride this morning!

The 20-year-old Olympic gymnast had plans to attend a media tour for Hershey’s in New York City, but there was a bit of a driving mix-up.

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“aight so im in NYC & this morning we got in our car to go to a media tour for Hershey’s!” Simone tweeted. “We’re driving & we realize…. where are we going.”

“so we ask our driver & he said ‘im taking you guys to boston’ what a crazy car mixup we had! wow!! only me! we drove 45mins wrong direction.”

OMG! We’re glad she asked where the car was going before she found herself in Boston (and with a super steep cab bill!)

TELL JJJ: Has anything like this ever happened to you?

Simone Biles Says Taking a Break From Gymnastics Was 'Exciting'

Simone Biles Says Taking a Break From Gymnastics Was 'Exciting'

Simone Biles is returning to gymnastics training full-time on November 1, and she’s glad she took a break.

“Mentally and physically, I’ve given myself a rest,” the 20-year-old gold medalist told ESPN. “We’ve gone through a lot our entire life and it feels like a job after a while. You don’t know what life is like without gymnastics, so it was exciting to get a little feel of what that was like.”

Returning to the gym will definitely take some getting used to.

“I’ve never taken a break from gymnastics, so it’s weird to see how I’ve lost muscle mass,” Simone explained. “Trying to do the same things feels different. There are some things I look back at and am like, ‘I have to do that again?’ It wasn’t scary before, but it’s scary now.”

We’re glad she was able to take some time to experience being a normal teenager for a while!

Well, almost normal anyway.

Simone Biles is Returning to Gymnastics Full-Time Next Month

Simone Biles is Returning to Gymnastics Full-Time Next Month

Gymnasts often take an extended hiatus after competing in the rigorous Olympic games, but Simone Biles is ready to get back on the beam.

The 20-year-old gold medalist is returning to gymnastics training full-time on November 1 and plans to compete in 2018.

“It’s going to be rough,” she told NBC Sports. “But the muscle memory is there because I’ve come and I’ve played in the gym. All of my skills are basically still there.”

Still, Simone will definitely be trying out some skills she hasn’t done in a while.

“There are a couple of skills, like on [balance] beam, that I haven’t done yet, like a dismount, because why would I just chuck that? There’s no way. And I haven’t vaulted since the Olympics.”

We have no doubt that she will be back and better than ever in no time. After all, as her performance on Dancing With the Stars proved, there is little this athlete cannot do.