Simone Biles’ mother has said she wants to appear in court for the criminal sentencing of former Team USA gymnastics physician Dr. Larry Nassar whom her daughter has accused of molestation.
Biles, the record holder for the most gold medals won by an American female gymnast in a single Olympic game, spoke Monday about the sexual misconduct committed by Nassar.
Nassar has pled guilty to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Michigan’s Ingham County Circuit Court, and is in court this week hearing the testimonies of an estimated 98 victims as part of his criminal sentencing process.
While it is unclear whether Biles’ testimony will be used this week, her mother publicly expressed a desire to attend the proceedings on behalf of her daughter.
“l would love to be in this courtroom to address Larry on your behalf/love you,” Nellie Biles tweeted Tuesday.
Her daughter simply responded, “I love you mom.”
Just one day prior, Simone admitted that she had been afraid to come forward with her allegations against Nassar.
“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,” she wrote in a social media post. “I, too, am one of the many survivors who was sexually abused by Larry Nassar. Please believe me when I say it was a lot harder to first speak those words out loud than it is now to put them on paper.”
She added, “there are so many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault.”
While it is unclear whether Biles or her testimony will appear in court this week, she did ask people for privacy as she sorts through the traumatic matter.
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Source: Christian Post