Larry Nassar Complains Victim Stories Are Too Hard to Hear
More than 100 victims have reportedly signed up to appear in the courtroom or have their testimonies read aloud.
In a six-page single-spaced letter on Thursday, disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar complained to County Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina that it was too difficult for him to listen to any additional victim testimonies, NBC News is reporting. More than 100 have reportedly signed up to appear in the courtroom or have their testimonies of Nassar’s molestation and sexual abuse read aloud; many have sobbed while addressing the 54-year-old directly.
“Now this is entertaining to me,” County Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina reportedly said as she read the letter. The news outlet said the judge scoffed in particular at this line: “Aquilina said if I pass out she’ll have the EMTs revive me and prop me up in the witness box.”
“I suspect you have watched too much television,” Aquilina said. “It’s delusional. You need to talk about these issues with a therapist and that’s not me.”
Nassar, who is already facing 60 years in prison after being convicted on federal charges of child pornography, has pleaded guilty to molesting seven girls in Ingham County, in Michigan.
“Spending four or five days listening to them is significantly minor considering the hours of pleasure you had at their expense and ruining their lives,” Aquilina reportedly said, adding she doesn’t want “even one victim to lose their voice.”
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