Aly Raisman, who recently shared her own personal story of alleged sexual abuse, posted on Twitter that, "We are all in this together. If we are going to create change I need all your help."
She also wrote that, "Just because a woman does a sexy photo shoot 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."
In response to Raisman's message, Douglas posted that it was the responsibility of a woman to dress "modestly."
"However, it is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy. Dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd," Douglas tweeted.
That tweet caught the eyes of many, including 20-year-old Biles. She wrote about her disappointment in Douglas in a tweet with a screenshot of the now-deleted tweet.
"I expected more from you and to support her. I support you Aly and all the other women out there," Biles tweeted.
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. I support you Aly 💕 & all the other women out there!— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) November 17, 2017
STAY STRONG pic.twitter.com/CccTzhyPcb
"At the end of the day, no victim should be blamed," victim advocate Olivia Rivers said.
Rivers said that every survivor should know that they are supported.
"I think it was great she called her out and said that was not okay," she added.
After going viral, Douglas apologized for the initial post and said she didn't word the tweet correctly.
i didn’t correctly word my reply & i am deeply sorry for coming off like i don’t stand alongside my teammates. regardless of what you wear, abuse under any circumstance is never acceptable. i am WITH you. #metoo— Gabby Douglas (@gabrielledoug) November 18, 2017
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