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.
The Olympic gold-medal gymnast, who recently came forward with sexual abuse allegations involving Team USA doctor Larry Nassar, took to Twitter on Friday to let sexual abuse survivors everywhere know she's on their side.
Douglas replied to Raisman, saying in a now-deleted tweet, "However it is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy".
That message drew a rebuke from fellow Team USA member Simone Biles. "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", Biles wrote to Douglas. Please do not go around blaming women for men sexually harassing/assaulting us.
Her tweet called for an end to victim-shaming, targeted at those who say women entice sexual criminals by wearing certain types of clothing. "I support you Aly & all the other women out there!"
Simone Biles has responded to controversial comments made by her United States gymnastics teammate, Gabby Douglas.
In her book Fierce, Raisman writes that the abuse all began when she was 15 and practicing through her pain in Australia ahead of a meet.
Raisman told Kotb she went public with her story hoping to help others.
She also claimed that USA Gymnastics stopped her from speaking with the Federal Bureau of Investigation after she tried to seek out the female agent she first spoke with about Nassar - before she realized she was being abused by the doctor.
- Davina Leone (@davinaleone)I love Gabby Douglas as an athlete & I've always supported her as a Black woman, but girl. "He always seemed like he had my back", she said, adding that now that she's older, she understands what happened and that he manipulated her. "I am WITH you", she tweeted with "#metoo". "I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is".
Nassar plead guilty to possession of child pornography and is in jail in MI, awaiting sentencing, the Associated Press reported last week.