Simone Biles defends teammate Aly Raisman over Tweets shaming her

Updated: Nov 19, 2017, 11:44 IST | AFP

Olympic gymnastics queen Simone Biles sprang to the defence of teammate Aly Raisman on Friday in response to apparent criticism by fellow USA gymnast Gabby Douglas

Olympic gymnastics queen Simone Biles sprang to the defence of teammate Aly Raisman on Friday in response to apparent criticism by fellow USA gymnast Gabby Douglas. Biles weighed in after a social media post by three-time Olympic gold medallist Raisman, who recently revealed she had been sexually abused by US team doctor Larry Nassar, triggered a critical response from Douglas.

Simone Biles (right) with Aly Raisman. Pic/AFP
Simone Biles (right) with Aly Raisman. Pic/AFP

Raisman's initial Twitter posting urged for an end to shaming of sexual assault victims, stating that how a woman dressed should have no bearing on how allegations should be viewed. Biles however Tweeted a screen shot of Douglas's comment and wrote: Shocks me that I'm seeing this but it doesn't surprise me. Honestly seeing this brings me to tears bc as your teammate I expected more from you & to support her. I support you Aly & all the other women out there! STAY STRONG," Biles wrote.

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