If you are ever assaulted, inevitably people will ask, "But did you call the police?"
Raisman said the lack of attendance from Justice Department officials "sends the message that they didn't think this was worth their time."
"I think for so long all of us questioned, just because someone else wasn't fully validating us, that we doubted what happened to us," Maroney said.
Simone Biles and other elite U.S. gymnasts will testify before Congress over the FBI's investigation into sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.
The FBI's failure to notify its field office in Michigan about the complaints against the former USA Gymnastics team doctor reportedly enabled him to continue abusing at least 70 girls.
"You'll twist my words however it feels fitting to spew hate," tweeted the 24-year-old Olympian.
Among those surveyed, women and and Black Americans were more likely to show support for Biles.
The bronze for the balance beam at Tokyo marked Simone Biles' seventh Olympic medal.
In the balance beam final, Biles captured the bronze, coming behind two Chinese teenagers—Guan Chenchen and Tang Xijing, aged 16 and 18, respectively.
"I honestly wasn't even expecting to medal on beam," Biles said after winning bronze in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The 24-year-old gymnast scored 14.000 on the balance beam to finish third after withdrawing from many events at the Tokyo Games due to the twisties.
Having won bronze on the beam in Rio, Biles came back with a stunning routine that saw her take third place once again.
However, the U.S. is leading on total medals at the Olympics, with 62, compared to China's 60 and ROC's 48.
Fans can catch live coverage of Biles in the Tokyo Olympics women's gymnastics balance beam final on August 3.
"Simone has taken my advice and will compete in tomorrow's Beam final. Good luck, Champ," Morgan tweeted.
The 24-year-old will be competing in the beam final on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics, USA Gymnastics has confirmed.
The Arizona gymnast won silver in vault at the 2021 U.S. National Championships, finishing behind Simone Biles.
The Olympic gold medalist has yet to decide whether she will compete in the floor and balance beam finals.
"Simone Biles has more than enough going on without her sexual assault being turned into a cheap punch line," a Twitter user wrote in response to Che's jokes.
There are some people out there calling Simone Biles a quitter. That is not what she did. She made the best decision for the team and has since revealed she had "the twisties." When you're lost in the air, sheer panic goes through your whole body. I've definitely had it.
Sunisa Lee, whose parents emigrated from Laos, is the first-ever Hmong American Olympic gymnast and gold medalist.
"For anyone saying I quit, I didn't quit," Biles wrote on Instagram. "My mind and body are simply not in sync."
The champion gymnast posted on Instagram stories on Friday morning to answer followers' questions and offer more details about her withdrawal from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The "Saturday Night Live" has been condemned for making fun of the gymnast who withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics for mental health reasons.
"Being the best also means knowing how to take care of yourself. We are inspired by her leadership today and are behind her every step of the way," Athleta said.
"Awesome Dawesome" opens up about Biles pulling out of the Olympics and her own efforts to change the culture of gymnastics.
Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in history, has pulled out of two gymnastics finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Carey finished ninth in qualifying but will replace Biles in the all-around final after the four-time Olympic champion withdrew.
"If you're not ready for the big time, we've got thousands of young gymnasts that would love to take your place," the conservative activist said of Biles, the most decorated U.S. gymnast of all time.