Larry Nassar: Distraught father lunges at disgraced U.S. gymnastics doctor in hearing


That's when he lunged at Nassar. He later apologized, saying he had lost control. The judge says she understands his anger but asks him not to use profanity. "It was an unfortunate situation and I'm glad everyone is all right". "I was embarrassed", Margraves said. Black said she only feels a sense of loss, and anger over the guilt felt by her father.

"There is no way that this court is going to issue any type of punishment given the circumstances of this case", she said.

During a similar hearing that ended last week, more than 150 girls and women came forward to say Nassar abused them under the guise of medical treatment while he worked with Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics. This case focuses on his work at Twistars, an elite gymnastics club southwest of Lansing. He was sentenced January 24 to 40 to 175 years in prison for assaulting seven people in the Lansing area; more than 150 statements were given in that seven-day hearing.

Madison Rae Margraves and her sister Lauren stand with their parents after giving their victim statements during the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, in the Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Michigan. Testimony began there Wednesday and the court was expected to hear statements from 35 more victims on Friday.

Margraves was held in direct contempt of court, but will not be fine or detained.

An anguished father heard for the first time exactly how Larry Nassar sexually assaulted his daughters when they were teens. "All this is because of you".

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) - A father of three victims of Larry Nassar rushed and tried to attack the disgraced former sports doctor on Friday during a sentencing hearing in MI, after the judge declined his request for "five minutes" alone with Nassar in a locked room. Cunningham declined and also turned down his request for "one minute".

That's when Margraves jumped at Nassar.

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There were gasps and tears in the courtroom.

"No one can behave like this", Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis says to the gallery. "We can not behave like this".

On Friday, the US Olympic Committee announced that a law firm has been hired to conduct an independent investigation into whether or not the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics knew about Nassar's abuse and attempted to cover it up.

"If he had gotten some licks in, I wouldn't have cried over it", Lavonda Simon, whose daughter was among Nassar's victims, said.

"I look over here and Larry Nassar's shaking his head, no, like it didn't happen". We went to the podium, Sherry, their mother and myself, in support of the two daughters. "I think it's kind of insane, but hopefully they'll reach out".

About 30 more people spoke in person, by video or had statements read after the incident.

Soccer player Erin Blayer said she starting seeing Nassar for excruciating back pain at age 12.