ABC News – Olympic gymnast Simone Biles said that after doctor Larry Nassar was accused of abusing his patients, she initially was in denial, even telling her parents it didn’t happen to her.
When she realized she had been molested under the guise of medical treatments, she completely broke down.
“I remember just bawling my eyes out,” she said.
Two weeks after she revealed on social media that she is a sex-abuse survivor, Biles spoke publicly about the ordeal in back-to-back interviews with Megyn Kelly and Hoda Kotb on TODAY.
She praised the judge who sentenced Nassar after a marathon victim-impact hearing, she chided the U.S. Olympic Committee for failing to reach out to her, and she talked about the long-lasting effects of abuse.
“It feels like he took a part of me that I can’t get back,” Biles said.
She said her sense of trust has been shattered, and she even gets scared when walking down the street alone.