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'What If This Had Happened To You?' — Father Lunges at Nassar in Court
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A father whose three daughters were sexual abuse victims of former doctor Larry Nassar attempted to attack the disgraced doctor in court on Friday as Nassar's second hearing continued in Eaton County, Michigan.

A father whose three daughters were sexual abuse victims of former doctor Larry Nassar attempted to attack the disgraced doctor in court on Friday as Nassar's second hearing continued in Eaton County, Michigan.

Randall Margraves, who stood up alongside his daughters as they gave their statements, was admonished by Judge Cunningham for swearing at Nassar.

"I would ask you as part of this sentencing grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon," asked Randall Margraves, who was wearing a union shirt representing IBEW Local 665, the Lansing union for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Judge Cunningham said that was not possible, and then Margraves asked for just one minute, which she again refused.

In a shocking moment, Margraves then rushed toward Nassar in the witness stand before Nassar's lawyer and the bailiffs tackled him to the ground.

"What if this had happened to you?" Margraves was heard asking the officers who arrested him and then hauled away from the courtroom in handcuffs.

A stunned Michigan Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis, the lead prosecutor in the case in both counties, turned around and strongly warned the gallery of survivors and their families, saying she did not want to see any more parents arrested.

"You cannot behave like this," Povilaitis said. "This is letting him have his power over us."

The first hearing in Ingham County revealed that at least four sets of sisters had been sexually abused by the disgraced former doctor. On Friday, it was revealed that all three Margraves sisters had been abused.

In November, Nassar pleaded guilty to sexual assault in a plea deal with the Attorney General and admitted sexually assaulting girls and women under the guise of "treatment" and that he had done it for his own sexual gratification.

However, a six-page letter of complaint he wrote during the first sentencing hearing was obtained by the Ingham County Sheriff and given to Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina. Before sentencing him to up to 175 years in prison, Aquilina revealed parts of the letter in court, revealing that he had written that he claimed to be innocent and that all the survivors accusing him had been brainwashed. Aquilina declined to read the entire letter or release it to the public; IG has learned it contained additional, highly disturbing remarks about certain survivors.

Nassar was also removed from the courtroom but after a delay, he returned and the sentencing hearing resumed.


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