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Three-times Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas said on Tuesday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.
Douglas, who a week ago was censured for setting a portion of the onus on ladies to dodge inappropriate behavior, apologized again for her comments while including that she too was manhandled by Nassar, who is in prison anticipating condemning in the wake of conceding to government youngster smut charges.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday tending to a week ago’s remarks that were seen by some as casualty disgracing, Douglas thought of: “It would resemble saying that due to the leotards we wore, it was our blame that we were manhandled by Larry Nassar.
“I didn’t publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful.”
Jeff Raymond, a publicist for Douglas, confirmed in an email that the gymnast was in fact “confirming that she too was a victim of Larry Nassar.”
Nassar’s lawyer, Matt Newburg, was not instantly accessible for input but rather has beforehand said that because of a muffle arrange forced he had no remark.
Douglas is the third individual from the ‘Fierce Five’ aerobatic group who won a group gold at the 2012 London Olympics to claim manhandle by Nassar, joining Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney.
It was after Raisman’s charges a week ago that Douglas wrote in a since-erased post on Twitter that “it is our duty as ladies to dress humbly and be tasteful. Dressing in a provocative/sexual manner tempts the wrong crowd.”