More young women and girls who say they were assaulted by a MI sports doctor are due in court for a fifth day of victim statements before he gets his sentence.
Nassar was in court in MI this week as a heart-wrenching parade of young women shared their horrifying experiences with Nassar at a hearing at the Ingham County court. He has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography crimes.
'Don't tell us how you and God have made amends or how you are different. As they share their stories (which are being officially collected by the court as victim impact statements), a further narrative and condemnation emerges of all of the adults that were complicit for years in Nassar's abuse, ignoring reports about his actions and perpetuating a victim-blaming mentality. "Instead of protecting children and protecting the abuse you saw, you used your power and abused as well".
After the Spartans' 85-57 victory over IN on Friday night, Izzo said he hoped "the right person was convicted" IN expressing his support for school president Lou Anna K. Simon, saying that he has "the utmost faith and respect" for her leadership.
"But, in fact, the hardest thing I ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar".
Now Fuentes and countless other gymnastics parents must grapple with unexpected dilemmas: how to talk to young athletes about sexual abuse, and whether they even want their children in the sport. She said that she's known Miller her whole life and that when she sought him for medical treatment, he sexually assaulted her.
In emotional testimony, 22-year-old Ms Wieber delivered her statement in court near Lansing, Michigan, on Friday.
But she wasn't abused until years later, when she competed in track and field.
University of Oklahoma gymnast Maggie Nichols' mom spoke at the hearing as well. When asked by New Day's Poppy Harlow what should happen to the people who did not help bring Nassar to justice, survivors Lindsey Lemke and Kyle Stephens were unwavering in their condemnation.
The sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar took on a life of its own during its first week.
It's rare that the public gets to watch high-profile victim impact statements, let along 150 of them. "Perhaps you have figured it out by now, but little girls don't stay little forever".
Starting on Wednesday, the second day of the sentencing, the "army of survivors" theme began to emerge, prompting more and more women and girls to come forward and speak.
Former USA Gymnastics Team physician Larry Nassar has penned a six-page letter complaining that listening to victim testimonies was too hard for him, NBC News reports.
Presiding judge Rosemarie E. Aquillina was having none of it.