Simone Biles Opens Up About Sexual Assault
In the latest episode of her Facebook Watch docu-series, "Simone v. Herself," Simone Biles opened up about the sexual assault she suffered at the hands of former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar. Initially, Biles admits that she did not want to speak about the abuse, but eventually, keeping her feelings bottled up weighed on the Olympic gymnast's mental health. “I remember telling my mom and my agent that I slept all the time, and it’s basically because sleeping was basically better than offing myself,” said a tearful Biles. “It was like my way to escape reality. And sleeping was the closest thing to death for me at that point, so I just slept all the time." As she continues to work through her healing, Biles also uses her voice and influence to uplift survivors of sexual assault.
Darnella Frazier Says Her Uncle Was Killed By Minneapolis Police
Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed the murder of George Floyd, blamed Minneapolis Police for the death of her uncle. Frazier says that Leneal Lamont Frazier, an innocent bystander, was killed by a police vehicle in a collision during a high-speed chase. "I honestly can’t believe I’m making this post right now...I’m so hurt...nothing feels real," Frazier wrote in a Facebook post. "Minneapolis police has cost my whole family a big loss ... today has been a day full of heartbreak and sadness." According to CNN, officers were in pursuit of a carjacking suspect.
Naomi Osaka Discusses Pulling Out Of French Open In Personal Essay
In a personal essay for TIME, Naomi Osaka addressed some of the factors that played a role in her decision to pass on press conferences during the French Open, which later resulted in her decision to pull out of the tournament altogether. “I felt under a great amount of pressure to disclose my symptoms—frankly because the press and the tournament did not believe me. I also do not want to have to engage in a scrutiny of my personal medical history ever again," Osake wrote. "So I ask the press for some level of privacy and empathy next time we meet…. I do hope that people can relate and understand it’s ok to not be ok; and it’s ok to talk about it.”
Shamari DeVoe Shares Why She Left RHOA
In an interview with The Jasmine Brand, Shamari DeVoe explained that she chose to leave Real Housewives of Atlanta due to misleading editing, which framed her to look like an alcoholic. “There’s a lot in editing, so they make you look like something that you’re not," said DeVoe, who left the show after just one season. "They wanted to show me with my lil' wine and make it seem like I’m just this drunk or whatever. But that’s not me—there’s a balance." The Blaque singer went on to say that the editing got so extreme that her mother began to question why she was drinking so much.
Rescue Efforts Shift To Recovery Mission In Florida Condo Collapse
Rescue efforts at the site of the Surfside, Florida condo collapse ended Wednesday as emergency workers now focus their attention on recovering the remains of victims, The Daily News reports. As of Thursday, the death toll rose to 60 after 6 more bodies were discovered today. “It’s officially two weeks since this unthinkable and unprecedented tragedy shook our community and the world... And we have now officially transitioned to search and recovery,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava at a press conference. “We are working around the clock to recover victims and to bring closure to the families as fast as we possibly can.”