Do you believe Gabby or her gym?

Gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas shocked fans when she revealed to Oprah Winfrey that she was a victim of racism at her gym in Virginia.  She says, “I was just, you know, kind of getting racist jokes, kind of being isolated from the group. So it was definitely hard. I would come home at night and just cry my eyes out.  One of my teammates was like, ‘Could you scrape the bar?’ And they were like, ‘Why doesn’t Gabby do it, she’s our slave.’ I was the only African-American at that gym. I definitely felt isolated.”

However, the gym is denying Gabby’s claims.  A gymnast who used to train with Gabby says, “The accusations that are being made against the gymnasts and coaches are just sickening.”

Who do you believe?

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