Disgraced former U.S. gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar had to listen to his victims speak on Tuesday, during a hearing where nearly 100 former patients are making impact statements.
The sentencing began around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. A live feed of the victims statements, which may be watched here, was made available by Click On Detroit. They note that “some victims may not want to be identified on camera, therefore the feed will be cut during those moments. The feed will resume when it is cleared.”
Tuesday is day one of what is expected to be four days worth of testimony, where nearly 100 victims are expected to speak out against the disgraced doctor.
As DML News reported, Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar had gotten away with sexually molesting young women for years under the guise of practicing medicine.
Nasser, 54, finally admitted to his crimes in November. He reportedly took advantage of his position to sexually abuse top-tier gymnasts and dancers for decades. Meanwhile, many around him were complicit, as friends and colleagues helped him wriggle out of trouble .
According to one report, Nassar has been accused of sexual abuse by 140 women – nearly as many victims as those claiming abuses suffered from encounters with Jerry Sandusky, Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein combined. On Monday, Simone Biles, an Olympic Champion, came forward to admit that she is also a victim of Nassar’s.
Several of Nassar’s victims’s were recorded as they gave statements on Tuesday.
— CNN (@CNN) January 16, 2018
“For me, it was a girl getting out her gun and laying it on the bed just to remind herself that she has control over her own life,” one of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse victims gives a powerful testimony about how he affected her life. pic.twitter.com/czS4Y7ZlH7
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 16, 2018
— Sarah Rahal (@SarahRahal_) January 16, 2018