“Please believe me when I say it was a lot harder to first speak those words out loud than it is now to put them on paper. There are many reasons that l have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault.” Simone Biles is the latest Olympic athlete to say she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor (and monster) Larry Nassar.

+ In her open letter discussing the abuse, Biles wrote: “We need to know why this was able to take place for so long and to so many of us.” ESPN gets started on that topic: Nassar surrounded by adults who enabled his predatory behavior. “Understanding how Nassar gained unfettered access to young girls and young women over the course of a quarter-century — despite repeated warning signs — means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn’t gain that access alone … Now that so much of the Nassar tragedy has been exposed, a lingering question remains: Were each of those enablers complicit or simply conned by a man described as a master manipulator?”

+ In court, Nassar’s victims are confronting him ahead of his sentencing. “Little girls don’t stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world.”