Dr. Larry Nassar was my doctor from the time I was 12 to about 16. He was the person I, and so many others trusted. All I wanted was help finding the answers that would help heal my body so that I could go back to the sport I loved. He influenced the direction of my career for many years and I held him on such a high pedestal. My throat tightens and my eyes well up with rage as I write this. I am speechless as I try to wrap my head around the gravity of what was allowed to go on for as long as it did.
Judge Aquilina – Your handling of this case and the way you allowed each victim to share their story of survival is inspiring. Thank you for letting these women be heard loud and clear, and setting such an example for how these ‘accusations’ should be handled. She said it was her “honor and privilege” to sentence him—I can’t even imagine how much!
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