Simone Biles Slams Gabby Douglas for Telling Aly Raisman Women Should ‘Dress Modestly’

A rift between some of the famed Final Five team members surfaced on social media Friday.

Simone Biles, 20, jumped to the defense of her former USA Olympic Gymnastics team captain Aly Raisman, 23, after Gabby Douglas — another member of the Final Five — criticized Raisman.

Raisman, who recently shared her own story of alleged sexual abuse, spoke out on Instagram about the victim shaming many women endure after coming forward about their own attacks.

“Just because a woman does a sexy photoshoot or wears a sexy outfit does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe her when she comes forward about sexual abuse,” Raisman wrote. “What is wrong with some of you? AND when a woman dresses sexy it does not give a man the right to sexually abuse her EVER.”

The athlete continued: “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. I will not put up with any woman or girl being shamed for wanting to wear a skirt, dress, etc. I do not tolerate it. Are we clear? Oh and one more thing. STOP VICTIM SHAMING. It is because of you that so many survivors live in fear.”

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