There’s no time like the present and actress Tisha Campbell-Martin knows it. The Simone Biles Story: Courage To Soar based off the Olympians book.
In the recent sentence of gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar getting 40 to 175 years in prison for assaulting over 200 young athletes, the crew wanted to know if it had been included in the movie.
“No, you know what? It wasn’t announced during the time we’re filming so nobody knew about it,” explained Martin. “But I’m really proud of her she’s really courageous.”
Campbell-Martin really connected with Biles and the other gymnast who have come forward about their sexual assault stories as she was raped as a child.
“I’m very open about me being raped when I was 3-years-old,” explained Martin. “I did a video on forgiveness with a song called Still Here. I was lucky enough to get a 5 page apology letter during that time from the person that did that to me.”
But she noted how hard it is for victims to come forward no matter who may be around them that they can trust. “You can’t imagine the amount of pressure that Simone or her teammates might have been under,” expressed Campbell Martin.
Tune in to The Simone Biles Story: Courage To Soar on Lifetime February 3 at 8/7c.
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