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Gymnast Gabby Douglas Reveals She Was Also Abused By Dr. Larry Nassar

Gymnast Gabby Douglas Reveals She Was Also Abused By Dr. Larry Nassar

Gabby Douglas is now the third Fierce Five team member to admit that she was abused by Dr. Larry Nassar.

In a second apology and statement on Instagram, the gymnast apologized again following her her response to Aly Raisman‘s stance on victim shaming over the past weekend.

“I didn’t view my comments as victim shaming because I know that no matter what you wear, it NEVER gives anyone the right to harass or abuse you. It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar,” Gabby writes.

She continues, “I didn’t publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years were were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some thing were extremely painful. I wholeheartedly support my teammates for coming forward with what happened to them.”

McKayla Maroney and Aly came forward with their own accounts last month.

Read her entire statement below:

please hear my heart

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  • Lisa

    I’m not saying that she’s lying but it’s really awful that she’s now coming forward just to overshadow the pathetic tweets about sexual assault from a few days ago. It seems very similar to what Kevin Spacey did.

  • persononhere

    this seems maybe… fake? to cover up the fact she was harassed for not supporting her teammates

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  • Legendary Trolly

    She has a point. She kind of victim shamed a bit, then she said “Well how can I be victim shaming, when Im a victim” I think she proved that she wasnt victim shaming if anything, and yrs ago, she said she was abused, she just never said her accuser’s name

  • Legendary Trolly

    A long time ago, she said she was abused, but never said her abusers name

  • Lisa

    But she was victim shaming. She literally said that women were asking for it because of the way they dressed. How is that NOT victim shaming? Just like you can be a woman and be misogynistic, you can also have been abused and still victim shame.

  • Legendary Trolly

    I got the idea, that she was speaking to a specific situation, not generalizing about all victims. Maybe after one of the girls got abused, they began to wear provocative clothing around the abuser making him think that she liked what took place between him and her. Thats what I felt.

    And it is literally impossible to generalize and victim shame, while also being a victim.

  • Lisa

    Even if that were the case (which common sense says it isn’t), it’s still victim shaming. It’s the woman’s fault because men aren’t able to control themselves and think that they are entitled to abuse women just because of what they are wearing? It’s just as fucked up.

  • Legendary Trolly

    No, no, no. Their is no “common sense” She sat directly next to the situation, and probably has some insight. And if its “victim shaming” Its victim shaming Aly. Not all victims. Its not Aly’s fault that she was molested. But after it happened the first time, and lets say she started wearing short skirts, and dressing sexy, it would seem as if she was trying to attract the guy who molested her.

    To me, her comments were directly related to Aly. Now as far as using the term “victim shaming” Impossible, because Gabby herself was a victim. Cancels out everything.

  • Lisa

    No, it doesn’t. Just like women can be misogynistic, gay people can be homophobic and POC can be racist, a victim can victim shame. It happens all the time. Just look it up. Don’t be in denial, especially about someone you barely know anything about. And like I said, it’s totally irrelevant what Aly was wearing. She could have been in underwear and it still wouldn’t change the fact that the guy sexually harrassed her. Stop defending an asshole who even pleaded guilty. But I’m tired of discussing this with you. Reply whatever you want, I won’t read it. But please reflect on it for at least 5 minutes before replying.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Yea she can “victim shame” a victim, which looks to be Aly. But its impossible for her to be doing it to all victims, because in that case she’d be doing to herself. See?

    I never said that the guy “didnt sexually assault” her. Lets not lie. But lets be foreal. If he molested her, then after that, the next few days she comes around him wearing underwear like she enjoyed it, and is trying to get her attention, that would look directly as if she were trying to attract him.

    I never defended a guy who plead guilty. I never did any of this craziness your claiming. This whole convo is about Gabby “victim shaming” Your trying to add extra stuff to it.