Four – time Olympic champion in gymnastics American Simon Balz stated that he had been sexually abused by a physiotherapist of the national team USA Larry Nassar.
“Many of you know me as happy, fun and energetic girl. But lately… I feel broken, and the more I tried to silence the voice in my head, the louder it sounded. I’m not afraid anymore to tell my story. I, too, am one of the victims who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar,” wrote 20-year-old athlete in his Twitter.
“It’s difficult to say those words out loud, and especially to write on paper. There were many reasons not to talk about the story, but it wasn’t my fault”, she added.
Earlier American mass media reported that the physiotherapist for a long time harassed other athletes recorded some 140 complaints about his conduct, including the victims – Olympic champion-2012 Mackayla Maroni.
More than a year 54-year-old doctor is under arrest, he is charged in numerous sexual harassment and possessing and distributing child pornography, for which he was sentenced to 60 years in prison.