Simone Biles Breaks Her Silence After Brother Is Arrested For Murdering Three People
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has just broken her silence after her brother was arrested for allegedly murdering three people. The 22 year-old Olympic gold-medalist took to Twitter to say that she was having a “hard time processing” the news.
“My heart aches for everyone involved, especially for the victims and their families,” Biles wrote. “I want to express my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy. I ask everyone to please respect my family’s privacy as we deal with our pain. XO.”
still having a hard time processing last weeks news pic.twitter.com/GU0nQt2PZY
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) September 3, 2019
Biles’ 24 year-old brother Tevin Biles-Thomas was arrested last week in connection with three murders at a New Year’s Eve party in 2018. Police in Cleveland, Ohio said that Delvante Johnson, 19, Toshaun Banks, 21, and Devaughn Gibson, 23, were murdered at an Airbnb rental when people who were not welcome in the home showed up to the party and an “altercation ensued.”
Biles-Thomas, who is in the Army, has been hit with numerous charges, including murder and voluntary manslaughter. Biles did not grow up with her two brothers, and she has previously been open about the fact that she grew up with her grandparents because her mom suffered from drug and alcohol abuse.
“My parents saved me, they’ve set huge examples of how to treat other people, and they’ve been there to support me since day one. There’s nothing I could say to them to thank them enough,” Biles said of her grandparents while appearing on “Dancing With The Stars.”
my brother tevin | everyone says we look like twins but we don’t see it pic.twitter.com/WnljD48rMQ
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) September 11, 2017
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