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Simone Biles is one of the most successful gymnasts in history. Unfortunately, she is also one of the many young women who were sexually abused by former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar. While Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison, Biles told “60 Minutes” journalist Sharyn Alfonsi that the horrific scandal is far from resolved.
“Oh, it's far from over,” said Biles. “There's still a lot of questions that still need to be answered. Just who knew what, when? [U.S.A. Gymnastics] have failed so many athletes, and most of us underage. You guys don't think that's a bigger problem?”
How Nassar was able to abuse hundreds of girls over two decades without U.S.A. Gymnastics or the Olympic committee stopping him has yet to be explained. And while Biles has proudly competed for her country, her faith in the system has yet to be re-established.
When asked if she would let her daughter be part of the U.S.A. Gymnastics program, Biles said, “No. Because I don't feel comfortable enough, because they haven't taken accountability for their actions and what they've done. And they haven't ensured us that it's never going to happen again.”