Olympian Douglas in hot water for victim shaming teammate Raisman

Gabby Douglas

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In an interview on CBS' 60 Minutes that aired on November 12, Raisman said she was the victim of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar, former doctor for the United States gymnastics team.

During a 60 Minutes interview last week, 23-year-old Reisman accused former U.S. gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, of sexual abusing her when she was 15 years old.

Douglas said in a tweet that "dressing in a sexy/provocative way entices the wrong crowd".

"Just to be clear", Raisman posted on Friday.

Raisman revealed in a book released this week that Larry Nassar, the United States national gymnastic team's former doctor, had allegedly sexually abused her during treatments. "It is because of you that so many survivors live in fear". "I expected more from you and to support her". "Women are allowed to feel sexy and comfortable in their own skin, in fact I encourage you all to wear what you feel good in". "However, it is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy".

"However it is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy".

Social media users on Twitter showed their support for Biles and slammed Douglas for victim blaming Raisman.

Ms. Douglas's tweet had been deleted as of Friday night.

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"Regardless of what you wear, abuse under any circumstance is never acceptable. i am WITH you".

Douglas ultimately apologized for her tweet and said she did not "correctly word" her reply.

More than 140 women, including athletes who competed at the highest levels of gymnastics, have come forward to say that Dr. Nassar had touched them inappropriately during medical appointments.

Nassar first treated Raisman when the gymnast was 15 years old.

Nassar, who has been accused by more than 140 women and girls, has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct and federal child pornography charges. Allegations against the former doctor stretch back almost two decades.

'I didn't want to be labeled as uncooperative, so finally I said okay, ' writes Raisman.

If we, as a society, are at the point where we feel more inclined to tell a woman how to prevent getting raped, which may not actually prevent it at all, instead of cultivating a culture where men do not assault and rape women, we've completely missed the mark and the point.

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