Takes Anxiety Meds, Therapy …
Over Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse
12/11/2018 7:01 AM PST
U.S. Olympic superstar Simone Biles says she’s still traumatized from the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar … and has sought professional help for treatment.
Biles appeared on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday where Robin Roberts asked her how she’s been able to handle the emotional rollercoaster connected to the Nassar scandal.
“It’s definitely not easy,” Biles said … “I have my ups and downs. I still go to therapy and I’m on anxiety medication now.”
“I had a lot of ups and downs throughout the year and trying to figure out what was wrong, and so I go to therapy pretty regularly and it’s not easy but the people surrounding me are some of the best so it makes it a little easier.”
Roberts thanked Biles for being so open about her treatment and said, “Bless you for taking care of you like you’re doing.”
Back in January, Biles revealed she — like scores of gymnasts — was abused by the former Team USA gymnastics doctor.
“I’ve felt a bit broken and the more I try to shut off the voice in my head the louder it screams,” Biles posted on social media back in January along with the hashtag #MeToo.
“I am not afraid to tell my story anymore.”
Nassar is currently serving a 60-year sentence in federal prison for child porn — and has been sentenced to up to 175 more years for sexually abusing more than 140 athletes.
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