Father of molested girls charges disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor in court

Katrina Barker
February 3, 2018

The enraged father of three daughters sexually abused by Larry Nassar has lunged at the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor during a sentencing hearing in a MI courtroom, before being pinned to the ground by courtroom guards.

"No, Internet", Freeman said, "we should not root for Randall Margraves to be let go by the bailiffs so he can continue his attacking lunge at Larry Nassar in MI".

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.

Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison in Ingham County, Michigan, on January 24, 2018.

I allowed myself to take this advice, I fell for the Michigan State hype, I was blinded to the fancy degrees hanging on an office wall and I delivered, unintentionally, my three daughters to a demon, who had his own twisted and sick agenda for his own demented desires.

Shortly following his sentencing last week, the USOC issued an open apology to Nassar's victims and announced that it would allocate funding to testing, treatment and counseling for Nassar's victims.

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

"You didn't just hurt us, you hurt everybody that cares about us", Katie Black said with her father standing beside her.

"I look over here and Larry Nassar's shaking his head, no, like it didn't happen". I've dealt with my daughters very delicately.

Many parents had been in the room when Nassar abused their children. When the Judge said no, he asked for 1 minute in a locked room. Many in the courtroom laughed.

People on social media had some strong reactions to photos and video of a father rushing Larry Nassar during his sentencing hearing Friday in Eaton County, Mich. His daughters' hands flew to their mouths, and one of Nassar's lawyers moved to shield his client.

"What Mr. Nassar did was terrible", the judge stated once Margraves was brought back into the courtroom.

Erin Roberts at End Violent Encounters (EVE), tells FOX 47 that Meridian Township Police have done a great service to the survivors and the community by admitting they were wrong and apologizing for it.

The Wall Street Journal also said on Thursday that US Olympic officials did not intervene after being told in 2015 that USA Gymnastics had uncovered possible abuse by Nassar. Several have spoken in court about the guilt they feel for exposing their children to a sexual predator.

The judge said, "you know I can't do that".

Margraves was flanked by his attorney, his wife and three daughters.

But as she watched scores of other victims speaking out at Nassar's sentencing last month, she realized she wanted to add her voice, and her name, to the chorus.

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