Stella Dimoko Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Says She Was Also Abused By Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar


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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Says She Was Also Abused By Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas has become the third Olympic gold medalist to say she was abused by USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

Douglas was widely criticized last week when she appeared to blame survivors of abuse, saying that saying that women should “dress modestly and be classy” to avoid enticing “the wrong crowd”. Those comments were in response to Aly Raisman, the US team captain at the London and Rio Games, who said she had been abused by Nassar.

Douglas, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, later said sorry for those comments, and followed them up with an Instagram post on Tuesday.

Her representative later confirmed to USA Today, that Douglas was indicating she had been abused by Nassar.

Douglas and Raisman’s allegations come after McKayla Maroney, their team-mate from the 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning team known as the Fierce Five, detailed years of abuse by Nassar under the guise of treatment from the age of 13 until her retirement from the sport last year.

Nassar, an osteopath who spent nearly 30 years as trainer and national medical coordinator with the USA Gymnastics program, is now in prison in Michigan after pleading guilty to possession of child abuse images. He faces 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving at least seven victims, in addition to being sued by over 125 women in civil court who claim he sexually assaulted them under the guise of treatment, and could receive a life sentence in prison.


Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

What a pity

Miss Ess said...

Oh dear!

Anonymous said...

Dang! Time of calling out. Like Larry Nassar like sexy frog headed daddy.

Alloy Chikezie said...

More revelations to come.

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Anonymous said...

I trust our Naija women to keep mute on this one. Getting abused and raped by ministers, bank managers, lecturers and church pastors.
Make we kukuma add Nollywood and movie industries.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear Gabby. After victim shaming her team mate Aly Raisman and she was then dragged on social media. Deleted her comment and came with a watery apology. Then later she said she was molested. Why then did she victim shame Aly when they're in the same position? Who didn't he abuse? Who next Simone Biles? May he go down for a long time and have him bum torn in prison.

Infotainment TV. 57941 said...

You too?

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