Olympic gymnastics superstar Simone Biles confirms she was sexually abused by former USA team doctor Larry Nassar, yesterday .
Doctor Nassar was jailed last month for 60 years on child porn charges, was accused of abusing over 100 young girls including US Olympians.
Biles took to twitter and released a statement saying she grappled with her decision to go public with her story since the scandal broke.
"Most of you know me as a happy, giggly, and energetic girl," the 20-year-old reigning Olympic all-around the champion wrote.
"But lately I've felt a bit broken and the more I try to shut off the voice in my head the louder it screams. I am not afraid to tell my story anymore.
"I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar," the 10-time World Championship medallist added.
Among the many victims of doctor Nassar’s victims were Biles’ team-mates who were Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the members of USA Gymnastics squads.
Nassar could get another life sentence as sentencing cointinues in Michigan this week on separate sexual assault charges to which he has pleaded guilty.
In her statement on Twitter, Biles described her torment as she attempted to grapple with the abuse she had suffered.
"There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I now know it is not my fault," she wrote. "It is not normal to receive any type of treatment from a trusted team physician and refer to it horrifyingly as the 'special' treatment.
"This behaviour is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive, especially coming from someone whom I was TOLD to trust.
"For too long I've asked myself 'Was I too naive? Was it my fault?' I now know the answer to those questions. No. No, it was not my fault. No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics and others” she said in a statement.