USA Gymnastics, Michigan Doctor Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges


Douglas was criticised last week after an apparent barb directed at Raisman, who recently revealed she was sexually assaulted by U.S. team doctor Larry Nassar, who is facing multiple charges of abuse. According to Douglas, she did not come forward with her own experiences with Nassar because she had been conditioned to stay silent and the thought of doing so felt too painful.

Douglas, however, responded by stating that women had a "responsibility to dress modestly and be classy".

The three-time gold medalist added that the day before she made her comments to Raisman she was attending an event with hundreds of young adults and children, which had her thinking about what a good role model looks like.

Gabby Douglas has become the latest Olympian to accuse former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault. Prior to that, McKayla Maroney shared in an Instagram post that Nassar abused her from when she was 13.

Nassar was charged with molesting the girls under the guise of treatment at his home and a campus clinic.

On Monday, Douglas clarified her comments and apologized again to Raisman.

"I didn't view my comments as victim shaming because I know no matter what you wear, it NEVER gives anyone the right to harass or abuse you", Douglas wrote.

Gabby Douglas wrote in an Instagram post, "It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar. I support you Aly & all the other women out there", Biles wrote.

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, in a court photo taken June 23, 2017, is now in jail on charges he sexually abused athletes he treated. Regardless of what you wear, abuse under any circumstance is never acceptable. i am WITH you.

A sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.

After deleting her original post, which caused outrage on social media, and issuing an immediate apology, Douglas expanded on her intentions Tuesday. The organization called Nassar's conduct " appalling and we are very sorry that any athlete has been harmed during her or his gymnastics career".

Nasser has pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault; he also faces 33 charges of criminal sexual conduct in MI, where he practiced, and has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography.