Simone Biles is happy to be moving on from the Larry Nassar scandal, whereby the former USA Gymnastics doctor had abused over one hundred young women and girls. The Olympian “feels good” as well as a relief because she doesn’t have to “keep it in anymore.”
In an interview with People Magazine, the 20-year-old said that she has “family supporting me” and is glad for that, but “it’s not easy” for any of them to go through.
Reportedly, the gold-medal-winning 20-year-old will go to college on Thursday, for her first day, and is also looking forward to a movie coming out on Lifetime, The Simone Biles Story: Courage To Soar.
As you may know, Biles joined many other women including Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, and Gabby Douglas to fight against Larry in court.
The women stood up in a court of law and gave their victim impact statements, a process that Nassar himself described as unusually cruel.
A powerful moment between Hoda and Simone Biles while discussing Larry Nassar:
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Additionally, during an interview with Hoda Kotb on Wednesday morning, she praised the judge who oversaw the case, Rosemarie Aquilina.
Rosemarie sentenced Larry to 175 years in prison. And while many might consider the scandal to be over, Biles said it’s just beginning in many ways.
For example, a private investigation needs to begin which figures out how and why such an ordeal went on for so long. Biles claims people “need closure” before they can continue in the sport and feel safe.
As for where and what the Olympian will study, Simone will enroll in the program for business administration at a University based in California. Her assimilation into the post-secondary environment should be with ease.