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

Gabby Douglas is coming out with abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The three-time Olympic gold medalist took to social media to say that she didn’t speak out earlier. “We were conditioned to stay silent,” she said Tuesday.

“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,” Douglas said. “I wholeheartedly support my teammates for coming forward with what happened to them.”

As Rolling Stone shares, a spokesman for Douglas has confirmed with multiple outlets that her post is about Nassar.  

Recently, Douglas’ teammate, Aly Raisman, came out about her own abuse by Nassar. “Why are we looking at why didn’t the girls speak up? Why not look at what about the culture? What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid

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