One of disgraced former U.S. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s victims says her family is still receiving bills related to her appointments with him. The 15-year-old girl said Monday that her mom is still “getting billed for the appointments where I was sexually assaulted.”
Emma Ann Miller told the court that she was repeatedly molested by Nassar, as she gave an impact statement at his sentencing hearing. After pleading guilty to 10 counts of sexually abusing underage victims, Nassar has faced 95 accusers so far, as they line up to tell him how his abuse affected them.
The New York Post reports: Miller, alongside her mother, Leslie Miller, told how she “trusted” Nassar like a “family member,” explaining that she had known him all her life.
“It’s always been just my mom and I. I needed a positive male role model in my life. Nassar had filled that role for me,” she said during the marathon sentencing hearing for the ex-doctor.
“There has never been a time in my life where I did not know Larry Nassar. Now I wish I’d never met him.”
As a child, she accompanied her mother to medical appointments conducted by Nassar. At age 10, Miller was a monthly patient of Nassar’s for a back injury. Her last treatment with him was in August 2016 — a month before Michigan State University, where Nassar was on the faculty, announced his firing, she said.
“I, too, was sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar multiple times at multiple appointments,” Miller said, adding, “I am possibly the last child he will ever assault.”
The teenager said Michigan State University charged her for the appointments, and her mother is still receiving the bills.
MSU did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the billing.
During her passionate testimony, Miller said Nassar could help his victims by detailing all of the times USA Gymnastics, Twistar Gymnastics and Michigan State University could have stopped him, but didn’t.
She went on to relate that Nassar called her by the nickname “Goof-ball.”
“That nickname will forever haunt me,” she said, speaking directly to Nassar.
Miller also told Nassar: “I have never wanted to hate someone in my life, but my hate towards you is uncontrollable. Larry Nassar, I hate you.”
15-year-old Emma Ann Miller was abused by Larry Nassar a week before he was fired by MSU, and her mother claims she is still being billed for the session https://t.co/QkEfFnPNYo pic.twitter.com/exDtNiNuZ1
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 22, 2018
Emma Ann Miller said her mother still is being billed for the appointments by the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. https://t.co/MM27IOqe2d
— IndyStar (@indystar) January 22, 2018
This is 15 y.o. Emma Ann Miller. She says she was assaulted by Nassar a week before he was fired. pic.twitter.com/P89FqEs1ND
— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) January 22, 2018
“But don’t get too excited Larry, you’ll probably never talk to a woman again, except for one holding a gun, a taser, and a billy club” Wise words from 15-year-old Nassar survivor Emma Ann Miller. pic.twitter.com/2NyerUSdrM
— Jim Sutton (@JimSuttonPhotog) January 22, 2018