Olympian Gabby Douglas' interview with Oprah Winfrey continues to drum up controversy after the gymnast told the talk show queen that she was bullied at her former gym.
During the interview on "Oprah's Next Chapter," Douglas told Winfrey that she had been bullied by teammates who made racial jokes at her old gym, Excalibur Gymnastics in Virginia Beach, Va.
"I definitely felt isolated. I felt why am I deserving this? Is it because I'm black? Those thoughts would go through my mind," Douglas said.
But a representative for the gym has disputed those claims, saying he never saw the bullying Douglas told Winfrey about.
"The accusations that are being made against the gymnasts and coaches are just sickening," Excalibur's Randy Stageburg said in a statement. "Gabby was never a victim. In fact, many would say she was one of the favorites. I never once heard her complain about girls being mean, funny how it is just now coming up."
Kim Hedeland, the mother of one of Douglas' former teammates, wrote on the gym's Facebook page that she didn't hear about those complaints, either.
"I don't claim to know everything that happened in the situation with the gym and its gymnast who is now an Olympic athlete, but I do know that my daughter loved her like a sister for 7 years," she said.
Douglas' interview drew nearly a million viewers for OWN. Winfrey and Douglas seemed to enjoy each other's company, tweeting photos of themselves on the balance beam together leading up to the show's premiere.