Simone Biles is joining her U.S. Olympic teammates in speaking out against Larry Nassar.
The American gymnast and five-time Olympic medalist released a Twitter statement Monday publicly accusing Nassar, a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics, of sexually abusing her.
Biles described Nassar’s behavior as “completely unacceptable, disgusting and abusive,” while also condemning USA Gymnastics for failing to take action. Nassar was Team USA’s doctor for nearly 20 years before he was fired in 2015. He was sentenced 60 years to prison in December on charges of possessing child pornography and is on trial for several sexual assualt charges this week.
Several of Biles’ teammates, including McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, made public statements about Nassar’s alleged abuse last fall. Raisman showed her support for Biles on Monday via Twitter.
More than 100 women have accused Nassar of sexual abuse, several of whom detailed their disturbing experiences in an “ESPN the Magazine” exposé published Tuesday.