Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabrielle Douglas told Oprah Winfrey that her days at a gym in Virginia Beach were uncomfortable and that she felt bullied and isolated, a claim the gym’s owner calls hurtful and her former coach and teammates flat out deny.
Douglas and her mother, Natalie Hawkins, revealed to Winfrey on Sunday’s “Oprah’s Next Chapter” that some of the bullying was racial in nature, describing one incident involving the scraping of the bars in the gym. “They’re like, ‘Why doesn’t Gabby do it? She’s our slave.”
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(Source: Black America Web)