Gabby Douglas victim blames Aly Raisman

Gabby Douglas isn’t taking the side of her teammate Aly Raisman.

On Friday, Douglas took to Twitter to share her thoughts on Raisman’s claims that she was sexually abused by former US gymnastics team Doctor Larry Nassar, and her opinion is shocking to some, including a fellow teammate.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The 'Fierce Five' US women's gymnastics team that won gold at the 2012 London Olympics
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The 'Fierce Five' US women's gymnastics team that won gold at the 2012 London Olympics

In London, Jordyn Wieber was 17 and entered the Olympics as the reigning world champion in the all-around. However, despite finishing fourth in the all-around during the qualification round, she was not permitted to compete in the final as two other Americans (Raisman and Douglas) finished higher and only two gymnasts from one country were permitted in the final (21 gymnasts with lower scores were allowed to compete in the final). She did qualify for the final in the floor exercise, finishing seventh.

Today, Wieber is a psychology student at UCLA. In 2015, she announced her retirement from gymnastics on Derek Jeter's website, The Players Tribune. She now serves as a team manager for the Bruins' gymnastics team.

Kyla Ross was just 15 years old in London. She did not reach the finals in any individual events, but did help the team to gold in the team finals with strong scores on the uneven bars and the beam.

Ross recently announced her retirement from elite gymnastics. However, she just enrolled at UCLA, where she is a member of the gymnastics team.

Aly Raisman was the oldest member of the team at 18 and was the team captain. In addition to the team gold, she also won gold in the individual floor exercise, bronze on the balance beam, and just missed a medal in the individual all-around, finishing fourth.

Raisman was a contestant on Season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars" in 2013. Now she is back as a member of the US Women's Gymnastics team competing in Rio. She is the oldest member of the team and affectionately nicknamed, "Grandma Aly" by her teammates.

At just 16, Gabby Douglas was the biggest star of the Fierce Five. In addition to leading the team to gold as the only member to compete in all four events in the team competition, she won the individual all-around gold. She became the first American to ever win gold in both the team and individual all-around.

Along with Raisman, Douglas is also back on the Olympic team competing in Rio. She also now has her own Barbie doll.

McKayla Maroney was 16 at the London Olympics and posted the highest score of any American in the team finals, when she received a near-perfect 16.233 on the vault. She also finished fourth in the individual all-around, but she is most famously remembered for her "not impressed" face on the podium after finishing second in the vault.

In February, Maroney announced her retirement from elite gymnastics. She has now turned her attention to being an Instagram star, with more than a million followers. She is also an aspiring actor and singer.

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“It is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy,” Douglas wrote while quote tweeting Raisman’s post from earlier in the day about victim shaming. “Dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd.’

Fellow Olympic star and gymnast Simon Biles immediately came to Raisman’s defense.

“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,” she wrote to express her disgust at Douglas’ words. “I support you Aly & all the other women out there! STAY STRONG.”

Earlier this month, Raisman became the second member of the America’s 2012 Olympic gold medal gymnastics squad to accuse Nassar of sexual abuse.

She was 15 when Nassar first started treating her.

“I am angry. I'm really upset,” Raisman said in an interview with “60 Minutes.” “I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is. … I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this.”

Nassar, 53, is currently in jail awaiting sentencing in Michigan as he prepares for trial in December over charges that he sexually assaulted nine girls.

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US Women's Gymnastics takes home gold
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: (L to R) Gold Medalists Simone Biles, Gabrielle Douglas, Lauren Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Alexandra Raisman of the United States celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Simone Biles of the United States poses for photographs with her gold medal after the medal ceremony for the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Gabrielle Douglas of the United States poses for photographs with her gold medal after the medal ceremony for the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
US gymnast Simone Biles competes in the Floor event during the women's team final Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. / AFP / Emmanuel DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Alexandra Raisman of the United States prepares to compete on vault during the women's team gymnastics final on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The United States women won the event. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Lauren Hernandez of the United States prepares ro compete on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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