204 impact statements, 9 days, 2 counties, a life sentence for Larry Nassar
Over nine days between two counties, 204 victims of Larry Nassar's abuse gave their victim impact statements in courtrooms in Ingham and Eaton counties. They came from around the nation to face their abuser in person, virtually or through letters. Many brought photos of themselves at the ages they became victims.
Nassar had a pattern with many of his victims. The young women testified he asked them to change out of their leotards or leggings and into loose-fitting running shorts. He then inserted his fingers into their vaginas, and sometimes their anuses, without gloves, lubricant or consent. He also touched some of their breasts and showed signs of sexual arousal during sessions that were to treat the young girls’ backs, ankles and other pains. In some cases, their parents were in the room.
On the final day, 37-year-old victim Larissa Boyce turned to the media and said, "Don't forget the truths you've heard these past few weeks ... together we are stronger, together let's be the change we wish to see in this world."
The women sought to do just that as they delivered their statements before Nassar. Here are some of those words, and their stories:
Jan. 16, 2018
1. Kyle Stephens
For years, Kyle Stephens had been identified only as “Victim Z.A.” or “family friend.” Nassar began sexually abusing her when she was 6 years old in 1998. She said he first exposed his penis to her and said: "If you ever want to see it, just ask." When she was 12, she said she would fight with her father, trying to tell him what their family friend was doing to her. They confronted Nassar, who denied it.
"He would tell me that I needed to apologize to Larry. ... I later went on to babysit his kids and it went on. ...You told me no one should ever tell someone that.
"I'm here, Larry. Not to tell someone, but to tell everyone. You stuck your fingers in my adolescent vagina. You used my body for six years for your own sexual gratification. That is unforgettable. ... We do not support how MSU has treated myself or any of these victims."
2. Jessica Thomashow
Jessica Thomashow, now 17 years old, said she was sexually assaulted by Nassar when she was 9 and 12 years old while receiving treatments for a rib misplacement and stress fracture injury to her ankle.
"I was alone in the back room with him. He had me lie down on the table. And he sexually assaulted me. He touched the most innocent places on my body that day. When it was over, I was so confused. It was awful and embarrassing. I left and kept the disgusting thing that had just happened to me to myself."
3. Victim D
Victim D stood next to her mother, who had tears running down her face as her daughter confronted Nassar. She was 13 when Nassar assaulted her.
"What he did to me made me feel so yucky. You are often told that you get to write your own story. But Larry Nassar wrote on my story ... and will always be a part of me."
4. Donna Markham, mother of Chelsey Markham
Donna Markham shared her daughter Chelsey's story, who committed suicide. Chelsey, who was enrolled in a gymnastics program in Roseville, fell off a beam when she was 10 years old in 1995. Her last treatment with Nassar was when she was 12. They planned to go to lunch after. But this time, her daughter wanted to just go home. She started crying. She said, "Mom he put his fingers inside me ... he hurt me."
5. Jade Capua
Now 17, Jade Capua was 13 years old when she was molested. She said there isn't a day that goes by that she doesn't think of the sexual violence she endured from Nassar and all that it took from her and others: innocence, privacy, safety and trust.
"You are not a healer .. You are also the one who must face what you have done for the rest of your life. I am no longer broken by you. Nothing will take away what you have done to me, and others behind me."
6. Alexis Moore
Alexis Moore said Nassar took advantage of her youth and sexually abused her hundreds of times. She said Nassar should never be allowed to look at or touch another young woman again. She asked if he was remorseful, which made him cry.
She said she was abused by him for 10 years, starting when she was 9.
"For years, Mr. Nassar convinced me that he was the only person who could help me recover from multiple serious injuries. To me, he was like a knight in shining armor...
"Hatred cannot drive out darkness, only light can. ... I'm working to forgive you, Mr. Nassar. But I will never forget what you have done."
7. Olivia Cowan
Olivia Cowan, who lives in Chicago, said she was 13 when she first went to see Nassar for severe back pain. She said Michigan State University should have known about his abuse. She said despite how hard it is, she forgives Nassar for his actions.
She said speaking with other women against Nassar helped bring closure.
She called former MSU president Lou Anna Simon a coward and said she is a perfect representation of MSU’s lack of leadership. “Where were you when we needed you?”
"If they would have taken action when it was first reported, they would have saved me and all of these other women standing before us today from an aftermath full of pain and agony.
... I want an apology, we deserve an apology. They should have known."
8. Rebecca Mark
Rebecca Mark says she was a 15-year-old freshman softball player when she was molested by Nassar during a body examination with her mother in the room. She said he blocked her mother's view of what he was doing and didn't explain what was happening. She asked the judge for the minimum sentence of 40 years.
9. Bethany Bauman
Bethany Bauman was joined by her husband as she spoke to Nassar, saying they all trusted him and he deceived them. Now, it's difficult for her to trust anyone. She started to see a therapist, who has helped her see that she's not to blame for his assault.
"When I told my mom that it hurt, she thought it was the pain in my back, not the pain in my vagina from the excruciating hour of abuse. ... Larry, you are the one who should feel guilt and shame for the rest of your life.
“Judge, I am 100 percent confident, that if he had not been caught, he would have continued to do this for the rest of his life.”
10. Kate Mahon
Kate Mahon called Nassar a "master manipulator" and said that by publicly speaking out against him, she's not just speaking for herself, she's speaking for all girls and women of the past, present and future who have or will be affected by sexual assault. She said Nassar and the institutions that enabled him should be ashamed.
"Difficult times will either strengthen or break a person ... I'm stronger now, and learned not to be ashamed."
11. Danielle Moore
After receiving her Ph.D., Danielle Moore says she didn’t walk at graduation because she didn’t feel worthy of praise because of Nassar's abuse.
“I hope being reduced to a (prison) number will define you as it defined me for so many years. I will no longer be known as a number, and I will be Dr. Danielle Moore.”
12. Victim 55
"He let his sinful desires take over his soul, and it affected my whole life, but I am choosing to move on."
13. Annette Hill
Annette Hill was 37 when she was molested by Nassar during an appointment to treat her right knee injury. She said she often thinks of suicide to turn off the thoughts of him.
14. Taylor Stevens
Taylor Stevens, whose statement was read by the attorney general's office, said Nassar stripped her of innocence, dignity and youth, but he could not take away her right to stand up to him.
15. Marion Siebert
Marion Siebert said whistleblowers need to be taken seriously. To Nassar, she said she often wonders what he was thinking all these years, doing this to all these people.
"I often wonder what the number of victims really is ... You were considered the best,” she said. “This is what makes the crime so heinous. The cost is so high.”
16. Amanda Cromier
Amanda Cromier gave a detailed explanation of all Nassar stole from her as a result of his assault and its lasting impact on her, from low feelings of self-worth to lost confidence to extreme anxiety when seeing a male doctor.
"I don’t believe you have changed or truly grasped the pain you caused."
17. Jennifer Rood Bedford
Jennifer Rood Bedford said to the MSU volleyball team, he was known as “the crotch doc.” She told her trainer she was uncomfortable. Her trainer asked if he hurt her and she said: "I didn't give her much to go on."
"When I laid down for treatment, he first started with pressure points around my vagina. He gradually moved in. I remember laying there wondering: 'What's happening? This seems wrong.'"
18. Nicole Soos
Unlike many of Nassar's victims, Nicole Soos was a figure skater. She was hesitant to speak but decided to stand up to Nassar publicly instead of her previous anonymous statement. She said she now struggles with intimacy, gets flashbacks to the moment of her abuse and has nightmares.
"These treatments happened over and over again, eating away at my innocence. He used his position in society to hurt me and others for his own sexual gratification."
19. Ashley Erickson
As Ashley Erickson stood with two brothers at her side, the former gymnast said she was also a competitive cheerleader in college. She said she put her family through hell, lost jobs and has difficulty trusting people since her abuse.
“I am finally ready to face you. Why did you do this? You were the adult, you were the doctor. I want this all to go away. I want to be the same Ashley to my family that they once knew. I will be strong again.”
20. Melissa Imrie
Melissa Imrie first saw Nassar in 1997 when she was 12. She said she was in so much pain and had tears streaming down her face while Nassar stuck his fingers inside her vagina and anus while treating her for a fractured tailbone from gymnastics. She said MSU ignored her complaints.
She said her father committed suicide after learning she had been abused.
"(The treatment) seemed like forever ... My coaches were supposed to protect me but they decided their reputation was more important than what happened to me. Coaches should think about their athletes, not the sport, competition, and notoriety."
21. Victim 125
A lawyer who chooses to remain anonymous.
22. Megan Halicek
Gymnast Megan Halicek went to see Nassar when she was 15 for back pain from a fractured spine.
"For years, I had this secret. I felt so much shame and embarrassment. As I stand here, I still flash back to the feelings of fear, laying frozen in his office, my sweating, shaking body, adrenaline pumping, painfully clutching the sides of the table, waiting for the sick treatment to be over ... I won't stop fighting. This is my time. This is our time."
23. Victim 48
Victim 48 submitted a letter that was read by a victim advocate from the Michigan attorney general's office. She outlined how Nassar stole her innocence and hurt her.
"Even though I am not a famous gymnast, my story matters, too."
24. Katelyn Skrabis
Katelyn Skrabis was a gymnast when she became a victim. She submitted a letter that was read in court. She wrote she was humiliated. It haunted her on a daily basis and she never saw another doctor for her back pain. She had dreams of competing in college but gave up the sport after she was abused at age 15.
"I can still remember every detail of what he did during this so-called treatment."
25. Brianne Randall
Nassar gave Brianne Randall a massage, then gave her a "treatment." He made all kinds of follow-up appointments. In 2004, Randall went to the Meridian Township Police Department, then went to the hospital for a rape kit. A week later, police called her parents and her in to speak with Nassar. He said because she wasn't a gymnast, she must not be comfortable with her body.
"He scheduled these to continue the abuse."
26. Victim 2
A statement was written by Victim 2.
"I dreaded every appointment ... each treatment was an hour ... It felt like endless penetration ... I felt like an animal."
27. Anna Ludes
A video statement was broadcast in the courtroom from Anna Ludes, 25. She was on MSU's rowing team from 2010-14, when she was 18-22 years old. She said Nassar used a therapy he called a trigger point treatment.
"To this day, I remember the first time it happened. I thought it was strange and uncomfortable. I now realize this treatment was sexual assault ... I trusted him, and I was harmed. Today, I am left to deal with the aftermath: anxiety, PTSD, not always present, crushed self-confidence."
28. Lindsey Schuett
Lindsey Schuett, 34, gave the last statement of the first day. She lives in South Korea and said she was abused by Nassar in 1999.
"I found the courage to go to my high school counselor, told them he penetrated me, she said I 'failed to report this abuse to the proper people.' "
Worse, Schuett said, she had to go back to him. She begged him not to abuse her. One day, she screamed while his fingers were inside her. It became clear to her he was going to go back to abusing her. "I was going to scream and wail until he never touched me again."
Jan. 17, 2018
29. Gina Nichols, mother of Maggie Nichols
Gina Nichols spoke for her daughter, Maggie Nichols, who couldn't attend because she was training nationally for a gymnastics competition. Maggie reported abuse to USAG officials in 2015. "He started touching me in places I didn't think he should." She thought he was a friend, contacting her on Facebook. Also, he told her she was beautiful. She thought this was nice but now realizes it was grooming.
Gina Nichols stared daggers at Nassar as she read her daughter's statement. She ended by saying, "My husband is a doctor. A REAL doctor that treats children, not hurts them." She turned around to face Kerry Perry, the new CEO of USA Gymnastics, and said, "You're here representing USAG? You are accountable."
30. Tiffany Thomas Lopez
Former MSU softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez said she told school trainers about Nassar's abuse and was turned away.
"(The trainer) brushed me off, and made it seem like I was crazy."
She approached the podium, took a deep breath and said to Nassar, "I imagine hitting you if I ever had the opportunity to see you again. Instead, my thoughts will hit your heart."
31. Jeanette Antolin
Jeanette Antolin was a gymnast and national team member in 1995-2000. She started her career when she was 3 and became a national team member at 14. She said she dedicated her childhood to the sport she loved and was trained at the Karolyi Ranch.
"I had the honor of representing my country in two world championships .. .He gained our trust with his likability and his compassion, but little did I know, that behind his good-guy façade, there was a monster preying on innocent victims such as myself."
32. Amanda Thomashow
Amanda Thomashow was anonymous until her statement in court. She reported abuse in 2014 to MSU, but the Title IX report cleared him and he was returned to work a few months later while the MSU Police investigation continued for over a year. He was able to abuse at least a dozen others during that time.
"He was so smooth, so calculated at that appointment. Then he sexually assaulted me. I could not let that happen to anyone else."
She contacted another MSU doctor who worked with him, Dr. Jeff Kovan.
"Eventually, I did get a phone call from Kristine Moore, MSU office of institutional equity. I met with her and a police officer." At first, she was hopeful. But then: "The investigation done by MSU was brief and sloppy and made me feel worthless."
"Michigan State University had the audacity to tell me I did not understand the difference between sexual assault and a medical procedure."
33. Victim 105
Victim 105's mother read her statement in court.
"My daughter did not want to be here today. Larry, the first day we met, my daughter was only 12 years old. She was in tears because of her back pain. All the other moms told me how awesome you were. They said you really cared about the girls. I felt excited for her to see you. My first uneasy feeling was when you started to examine her without gloves. I questioned you, you made me feel stupid for asking. I told myself, 'He's an Olympic doctor. Be quiet.'
"You also had her in positions that made me feel uneasy. You gave me an explanation. You repositioned yourself. Little did I know I was delivering my child to a pedophile and I was in the room when you assaulted her for the first time."
She ended by yelling "I hate you" to Nassar.
34. Gwen Anderson
Gwen Anderson was going to testify as Victim 83 but decided to go public. She is a middle school teacher.
"Every single day I am reminded how young and defenseless we were when Larry Nassar assaulted us. We were just kids ... I still remember the feel of his hands, flinching from his touch. I still remember him saying that it was OK, I was not used to being touched there and he was going to help make me feel better."
35. Amanda Barterian
Amanda Barterian endured abuse by Nassar as a young child and in her teen years. Barterian said she was not going to describe all the despicable things Nassar did to her. She was speaking for closure because she has wasted so much time getting past how it impacted her.
"I refused to let Larry Nassar take anything more from me. He's already taken enough."
36. Jamie Doski
Jamie Doski saw Nassar when she was 12 and had back pain from gymnastics. She said she will never forget when she heard about Nassar on the news, and her heart sank. "I was a victim." She said she saw him for 13 years and sent friends and family to see him. She said he was a friend and she trusted him.
Ryan Doski stood next to his pregnant wife as she talked about her abuse and asked the judge to speak.
"There are circles of hell reserved for people like you," he said.
37. Jenelle Moul
Jenelle Moul said Nassar was her idol, doctor and friend. Now, she realizes it was all manipulation. Her mom was in the room the first time she was abused, but because she trusted Nassar, she believed it was a real treatment.
"I’m currently mourning the loss of my grandmother, who was everything to me and attended all of my gymnastics meets. Instead of giving her and my family all my thoughts, I’m sitting here thinking about you and all the damage you’ve done … you don’t deserve my thoughts.
I hope you get as much time in prison as possible and are never able to walk outside those walls as a free man … I want to thank you for giving me a voice when I didn’t think I was able to.”
38. Madeleine Jones
Madeleine Jones appeared in court via video with her aunt and her parents were present in court. Madeleine read a statement from her and her mother, who was in the room at the time of the abuse. Now 18, she was 11 when Nassar abused her when she had extreme back pain in 2011. She said she attempted suicide. "I now have numerous burn marks all over my body because I wanted my outside to feel the same as my inside ... I once told my mother I would have rather you murdered me .. .I do not believe Larry Nassar is in any way remorseful for his actions.
"You talked about Catholicism with my mother while you sexually violated me…. Larry, you saw me as an object you could use to make yourself feel more powerful."
She says she recovered through therapy and support. Now a sophomore biology major on the medical track at Boston College, she says to Nassar, “I’m going to be a better doctor than you ever dreamed of being."
39. Kayla Spicher
Formerly known as victim 148, Kayla Spicher stood beside her mother as she confronted Nassar, saying, "I thought you generally trusted my well-being."
She said she was assaulted "hundreds and hundreds of times during appointments."
“I was sexually assaulted, but I was unaware, not because I was naive, but because I was a child and you took advantage of that.”
40. Jennifer Hayes
Jennifer Hayes, a former competitive figure skater at MSU, says she was assaulted multiple times by Nassar.
"You parted my legs and forcefully pushed your dry fingers in my vagina ... inside me for about 15 minutes at each session. You told me you would realign my back by doing this."
41. Nicole Walker
Former gymnast Nicole Walker said her son is the only thing that keeps her going.
"I had an anonymous statement but after seeing everyone come up here yesterday, I felt like I could stand up here ... I now see only female doctors and go above and beyond to protect my son."
42. Victim 75
Victim 75, a rowing athlete, said Nassar abused her on many occasions and in one instance with training staff in the room.
"He put his hand under my sports bra so he could cup my breast. He then put his hands under my underwear line, on my vagina during the same appointment."
43. Chelsea Williams
Chelsea Williams, a former gymnast, was anonymous the first day but said she was inspired by other victims to share her story publicly.
"Speaking as a survivor of this man’s systemic abuse, if you’re still questioning why these girls didn't know they were being abused, you haven't paid good enough attention to this case."
44. Stephanie Robinson
Stephanie Robinson stood by her father, who gave her permission to speak because she's a minor. Robinson, 17, was 14 when she was abused.
45. Carrie Hogan
Carrie Hogan, a former MSU softball player, was anonymous until being inspired by her sister survivors. Formerly known as Carrie Fry, she's now a first-grade teacher. She said she had no idea she was being molested.
"Some of the best memories of my life took place at MSU but have been tainted. I cringe to so much as put on an MSU sweatshirt without thinking of Larry Nassar. I am broken, I’m tired, I feel like life has been desperately sucked out of me. My loved ones deserve so much more of me."
46. Helena Weick
Helena Weick changed her mind and decided to be identified. She said she was first molested by Nassar as a gymnast in elementary school and that it ruined her relationship with her mother, who was in the room during the incident but had no knowledge of it.
She said she was 12 years old when she first saw Nassar for treatment. She initially wanted to remain anonymous but stood beside her mother who said: “People have to take responsibility. My husband is a pastor and in his role, he has a responsibility…I understand that it’s hard to implicate someone that you trusted, know personally…but that is the role of people in authority or this will not stop.”
"It's not my shame anymore. It's yours.”
47. Victim 28
She started seeing him when she was 13 and was molested starting in September 2015.
"I was hospitalized twice because I wanted to kill myself."
48. Victim 10
A letter by Victim 10, a gymnast who said: "I too was broken by gymnastics and tore my ACL." She then went to see "the famous Olympic gymnastics team doctor" and wrote she felt like an Olympian on her way. She was assaulted and groped four times.
"I'm confident that we will move from victims to survivors ... Nassar should not be given the freedom to know he has given us as such."
49. Taryn Look
Taryn Look wrote a letter saying she was 14 and representing the country as a member of the national gymnastics team when she was assaulted.
“I was told I was lucky to get acquainted. What happened after has haunted me for the rest of my life."
Jan. 18, 2018
50. Jamie Dantzscher
Jamie Dantzscher, who received a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, was the first to speak on the third day.
She said Nassar massaged her, stretched her while he was on top of her and inserted his fingers into her vagina and anus.
There was no lubricant, gloves and no one else present. He never spoke to her parents and got no consent.
She came forward in August 2016. She was attacked on social media. "People didn't believe me. They believed him.
They called me a liar, a whore ... Instead of backing down, I continued to speak my truth."
51. McKayla Maroney
A statement by McKayla Maroney, retired American multiple gold-medal-awarded artistic gymnast, was read by the Attorney General's Office. She wrote that the scariest night of her life was when she was 15 and flying to Tokyo all night. Nassar gave her a sleeping pill, and when she awoke, he was giving her a "treatment" in his hotel room.
“I was told I was lucky to get acquainted with him. What happened after has haunted me for the rest of my life. I got to the Olympics, reached my dreams. But not without a price ... Institutions must be held accountable."
52. Lindsey Lemke
Now 22, the former gymnast from MSU from 2015-17 said she was abused beginning at age 10.
"You sit up here and shake your head back and forth because you still don't understand. That's the worst part, Larry," Lindsey Lemke said. "Today I will finally be free."
She called out John Geddert of Twistars USA Gymnastics Club, saying: "You are a disgrace ... you don't care about us; we were only dollar signs."
The courtroom erupted in applause after Lemke said that she hopes that Geddert, former MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages and former MSU president Lou Anna Simon are scared because they "pissed off the wrong army of women."
53. Nicole Reeb
Nicole Reeb stood by her sister as she told the court she was sent to Nassar in 1997 as a senior in high school when her family doctor no longer could help her with her back and hip pain. She was a dancer and an athlete, determined to compete. After an initial exam, she was diagnosed with "dumb butt" and saw Nassar weekly for treatments.
“I laid face down on the table, already half naked. He did not wear gloves, did not use lubricant. I was not sexually experienced and only had one vaginal exam in my life, not knowing this was unusual ... I thought his grunting was because he was working so hard to get the knots out of my lower hip."
54. Lyndsy Gamet
Lyndsy Gamet said she was a “carefree, silly girl” when the incident occurred. Afterward, there was a dark cloud that followed her through her life and her relationships. She said she and Nassar had a close friendship and she asked for his advice on numerous occasions. She said the abuse happened when she was 11 or 12 years old in the back room of the Great Lakes Gymnastics Club in 1993.
“I attended his wedding and asked for advice … I’m angry with Larry today.”
55. Taylor Cole
Taylor Cole was an MSU volleyball player when she started having back problems and had her first encounter with Nassar. She said she spent two weeks in the hospital, feeling paralyzed from the chest down when she was 16.
“He had never put anyone in the hospital and told my parents to bring me back to MSU -- that he would personally fix me.”
She’s had scans, spinal tap and MRIs. She said when every doctor told her she couldn't, Nassar reassured her that she could play. The next game put her in a wheelchair for a month.
“This sexual assault has affected on my life, work, dreams ... I hate the colors green and white and anything that makes me think of MSU. I hate being touched, hugged, loved on, I hate wearing shorts and there are days where I hate being in my own skin.”
56. Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith, creator of #MeTooMsu on Facebook, stood beside her mother, Kimberly Smith, who was in the room when she was abused. She saw Nassar for a severe ankle sprain when she was 17 and received the same "treatment". She asked her dancer friends afterward if they felt uncomfortable with Nassar. They laughed and said Nassar was the first guy "to finger us."
“The trauma can never be undone.”
57. Arianna Guerrero
A minor, Arianna Guerrero chose to testify because she wanted others to know what happened to her in the back room of Twistars gym. Guerrero, 16, was a gymnast there for seven years and still suffers from back pain. She said she walks into Twistars five days a week and it hurts every time knowing she was abused under its roof.
“You seem to have a hard time looking at me now, but you didn’t when I was half-naked on your table. I used to fake my period so you wouldn’t penetrate me more than you had to.
"... I sit in my classes alone and do it online because I’m too scared to be next to anyone or sit too close and have a panic attack.”
58. Melody Posthuma
At 13, Melody Posthuma said she was vulnerable to abuse because she wasn’t knowledgeable about what it was. She was going to come forward in the criminal charges against Nassar in Ingham County, but she was not ready, so charges were dismissed.
“He hugged me when I walked into the room, joked, asked me about my boyfriends and built a relationship with me. He had me so fooled. I saw the story (about the abuse), read the article and laughed and defended him. Then I read the article and realized I was one of the women that were written about that would be messed up forever. Imagine your deepest, darkest pain being broadcasted on international media for over a year.”
She talked about the lack of action to remove Nassar as her husband cried beside her.
“Knowledge is power and even when people have knowledge at hand, they ignore it. I was never notified of his license restriction and still had treatment from him. Had I known, everyone after 2014 could have been saved.”
59. Christine Harrison
Christine Harrison, 20, began seeing Nassar at an MSU sports clinic after she suffered a pelvic fracture when she was 15. She said he inserted his ungloved hand into her and told her it was “treatment.” She now is a senior at MSU.
“I came to you for physical healing but now I have to deal with mental and emotional healing,” she told him at his sentencing hearing.
60. Victim 153
Now 19, Victim 153 was treated by Nassar four years ago for a knee injury. She was 14 and her mother was in the room. She went to his house for treatment, where he assaulted her in his basement while his wife and children were upstairs. On the way down the stairs, he asked if she was wearing shorts underneath her sweatpants. He gave her a pair of his running shorts to wear so he could have easier access to her genitals.
“At the time, I thought it was weird.”
61 & 62. Sisters - Victims 11 and 136
Both want to remain anonymous.
63. Kristen Thelen
Kristen Thelen was 15 when Nassar molested her.
"This is a man that set my life on a course of destruction," she said.
Katie Rasmussen stood beside her father holding a rosary as she gave her testimony.
She met Nassar through Twistars, had a hamstring injury and couldn’t stand on her right leg. She said that was the first time she was touched inappropriately. She received treatments between the ages of 11-13.
“The end of my career was when I was 14. I knew (the treatment) was wrong, but I didn’t know what it was exactly and I wanted to understand. No one did anything because no one believed me and later on I went through a lot of self-harm.”
65. Jessica Tarrant
Jessica Tarrant is a sergeant in the Marine Corps and submitted a video statement. Her father, Bryan Tarrant, and aunt, Mary Ruth Clewrey, stood in court on her behalf. She was 14 when she was abused by Nassar.
“People don’t understand the only reason we’re here today is because our protectors failed us. Sometimes I feel sorry for him and mourn for his family. Not sure if he truly understands what he did was wrong. That's why he needs to spend the rest of his life in prison.”
66 & 67. Mary Fischer Follmer, mother of Katherine and Maureen Payne
Mary Fischer Follmer read her daughters' statements in court.
Maureen Payne wrote: “I couldn’t tell my son, who saw me crying, what was wrong. I couldn’t tell my son that I saw an MSU logo. Today’s message has two purposes: call out the negligence and lack of accountability … a university that cares more about their brand than their impact. The second purpose, you. You’ve caused my family pain. You are going to rot in federal prison and we are going to march forward without you.”
Katherine Payne wrote: "My sister Maureen and I were sexually molested and raped by the person that sits before us. How dare you!”
Katherine then dedicated a song “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life" by Nina Simone for all sexual assault victims and her family, which was played in the courtroom.
Jan. 19, 2018
68. Jordyn Wieber
Jordyn Wieber was the first victim to giver her impact statement on the fourth day of sentencing in Ingham County. Wieber was treated at age 18 for her injuries. She said she was brainwashed into trusting Nassar, convinced that his sexual assault was part of a routine treatment. Wieber, an Olympic gold medalist, holds the U.S. Olympic Committee in part accountable for Nassar's abuse.
"It has caused me to feel shame and confusion ... I became so brainwashed by Larry and everyone at USA Gymnastics."
"I knew it was strange," but Wieber says she wanted to compete in the Olympics and trusted Nassar because of his prominence.
"Now I question everything. To this day, I still don't know how he could have been allowed to do this for so long ... He took photos of us during training and whenever else he wanted. Nobody was even concerned whether or not we were being sexually abused."
69. Chelsea Zerfas
With her mother’s permission to speak, Chelsea Zerfas, 15, described abuse and manipulation by Nassar.
"I feel that MSU was an enabler. I should have never been assaulted there along with other girls … I will never forgive what you've done to me. You're a coward and a sick man. You don't deserve to see the light of day."
70. Samantha Ursch
A gymnast beginning when she was 3, Samantha Ursch said she tore her ACL and had to have surgery. She was benched for most of the season but during her last chance to compete, friends suggested she go see Nassar to prepare. He gave her a clean diagnosis.
"He made me feel just as important as anyone else," though he saw Olympians too, she said.
She said his staff would come in to tell Nassar they were leaving for the day while she was still in the clinic.
71. Kara Johnson
Kara Johnson and her sister Maddie Johnson were victims of abuse. Kara, the older sister, addressed Nassar first. She said she was 13 when he took advantage of her and still is fighting depression and suicidal thoughts. She said at an appointment at which her mother was in the room, Nassar stacked a pile of towels to obstruct her view. She said he had his eyes closed while molesting her and then left the room to get lubricant.
"I began to feel numb down there ... after 30 minutes, you smacked my butt, and said, 'We're done here, sweetie.' "
"So many people believed you were innocent. I used to be sorry. I felt bad that you had to touch me. I am so glad that I no longer have to feel bad for you. You are now a powerless man. I will persevere through this."
72. Maddie Johnson
Kara's sister, now 15, also described same kind of abuse when she was 12. Johnson described her confusion, saying she spent a long time trying to figure out what had happened before realizing she had been manipulated and abused. One night she was in so much pain her mother was going to take her to the emergency room but called Nassar first. He told her to put on loose-fitting shorts and said he was going to push on her pubic bone but then began to abuse her.
"I told my mom I didn't want my dad to take me, it would be awkward." Her mom asked her why, but she didn't say. When her father took her, Nassar didn’t do the procedure or make her change into shorts.
73. Marie Anderson
Marie Anderson stood beside her parents as she gave her statement. She said she was 15 when she saw Nassar at MSU for back pain. She was a swimmer. Nassar claimed she needed pelvic adjustments. She said that at each appointment, he’d put his fingers inside her and apply pressure to her abdomen with his other hand.
“During my visits to MSU for lower back pain, Larry claimed that I needed pelvic adjustments. He’d have me lay on the exam table, face up and legs open like you would for a vaginal exam without stirrups. He would move his fingers along the outside of my vagina and anus. Then he would insert his fingers inside my vagina, move them around, in and out … this happened visit after visit. Saying this out loud is extremely uncomfortable for me … it is supposed to be uncomfortable. I would be doing myself and other women here a great disservice by shying away from my truth ...
"I have a choice to make every day on how I will grow, and while we all are moving mountains, you, Larry, will have no choice but to sit in prison and wait to die.”
74. Amy Labadie
Amy Labadie was assaulted twice during a Twistars Gymnastics meet in Las Vegas. The first time was when she was 16. She said he never wore gloves and she had no idea what he was doing or that it was sexual assault. She said it continued every time she saw him at MSU.
“He sexually assaulted me while he was supposed to be healing me,” she said. She said her parents moved so she could attend the gym. “He molested me on the training table, had me put the leotard back on and watched me flip in gym, molested me again, and sent me to competition. My vagina was sore during the competition. How disgusting is that to say out loud.”
75. Ashley Yost
Ashley Yost, 25, stood beside her mother when she explained she was 12 when she first stepped into Nassar's exam room. The last time she did was when she was 24.
“In the very beginning of all of this, it was difficult thinking he was capable of being this type of person – a monster."
“I hope he and everyone else in this room knows who won this battle.”
76. Aly Raisman
Aly Raisman, the captain of the 2016 "Final Five" U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team said the Olympic committee was quick to celebrate her Olympic success but did nothing to stop Nassar. "It was like being abused all over again," she said. Raisman said he began grooming her when she was a little girl in Australia. She said the treatments with him were mandatory and he would tell on them when they refused.
"As for your letter yesterday, you think this is hard for you, imagine how all of us feel. Imagine being a teenager in a foreign country, to hear a knock on the door and it’s you and I don’t want you to be there, but I don’t have a choice."
She said the same day USA Gymnastics issued a statement on terminating the lease with the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas, where many were abused, "they had athletes training there when they released the statement ... Where is the honesty?"
77. Kassie Powell
Gymnast and former pole vaulter on the MSU track team, Kassie Powell had problems with her spine. When she saw Nassar, he said she had cancerous tumors pressing against her spine. He fitted her for a back brace, occasionally massaged her gluteal muscles with his hands and said the procedure would work better if she shaved. She said she was abused 48 times over six years. She told her mother it was uncomfortable, and she asked Nassar not do the treatment again, but he continued.
“I remembered the first time you abused me, inserting your fingers in and I saw a bulge in your pants. The 35-minute car ride home felt like 35 hours … you checked my hip alignment, cracked my back, all normal procedures but you’d have your hands on me the whole time, running your hands down my hip and side and flip to my stomach, feeling ribs on my upper back and standing behind me. You lifted my shirt from the back and you cupped and massaged my breasts, then you asked me if it felt better, and I quickly said yes because I just wanted it to be over.”
78. Megan Ginter
Megan Ginter, 18, stood beside her friend, who also testified. She’s now a senior in high school in Columbus, Ohio, and said she was first abused when she was 13, and struggled with shame for years.
“I am done being ashamed of something that was out of my control,” she said.
Ginter talked about the physical and psychological fallout from abuse in seventh grade, including anxiety and nightmares. She told her mom the nightmares were about murder. Her mom blamed her anti-anxiety meds. Finally, Ginter admitted to her mom that the nightmares were about the abuse.
79. Katherine Gordon
Ginter’s friend, Katherine Gordon, said growing up, girls are taught to believe that sexual assault is easy to spot. It's never the celebrity doctor. "You never see a 13-year-old girl" laying on the table, "lying through clenched teeth just to make it stop." Gordon said she cried in the car on the way home, and her mom told her it was just an "awkward treatment, that's all."
“It’s over now, but in reality, it never is. It doesn’t escape … each girl in the news is a broken mirror and you’re staring into each one. “
80. Katelynne Hall
A victim advocate read her statement while Katelynne Hall sat in the courtroom. She said the abuse started when she was 13 and continued for three years. Her parents want her to go back into counseling, but she's not ready yet to talk about the abuse. She said having to tell her parents and watch their guilt is hard enough. She couldn't bear to continue gymnastics, to walk into Nassar's office one more time. She asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence.
“I have so many what if's ... What if someone would have taken the very first allegation seriously? Would I have been abused?"
81 Anya Gillengerten
Anya Gillengerten, 33, said she was abused by Nassar when she was 16 for treatment after a car accident and gymnastic injuries. As an employee of MSU, she said she feared she’d lose her job if she spoke out, but felt like she couldn’t breathe anymore. She got into a minor car accident, but said as a gymnast, she always pushed through the pain. She went on to injure the discs in her back. She said she lost trust in the medical community. She said the pain was so unbearable, she tried to commit suicide in college. "I slashed my wrists," she said, and was taken to the hospital. She said she entered an abusive marriage.
"I suffered for 16 years with constant back pain but this has been the hardest year of my life," she said.
82. Hannah Morrow
Hannah Morrow, 17, said Nassar abused her when she was 11. She said Nassar convinced her she needed the treatment to do well in gymnastics, but she has been successful this season without someone abusing her.
"The monster could have had it all, with his lovely wife and children, but now he's off to prison ... I hope you enjoyed that. And I've found that writing is a way to cope with what you did to me, Larry … I don't know why God put me through this ... I don't need your sorry excuse for a treatment ..."
83. Kaylee McDowell
As a gymnast who spent 25 or more hours at the gym every week, Kaylee McDowell said she and Nassar had long "play dates." She saw him about three times a week and said her body is now scarred by him.
“You have touched and massaged every part of my body. You covered me with your illness, and I will be contaminated by you for the rest of my life. You stripped me from my own skin … you would tape me up and drive me home ... I remember you once shaved my pubic hair … How nice. A butt lift and a tape job all at once."
84. Lindsay Woolever
Lindsay Woolever said she wanted to remain anonymous after watching her cousin give her testimony in court. But she changed her mind after seeing her strength. She stood next to her sister, who flew from California to be by her side. She went to see Nassar when she had lower back pain at age 14 and continuously saw him until she was 18. She said she was abused at MSU and at meets. Her mother also was a longtime gymnast.
“It sickens me to think back on how many times you have sexually assaulted me, close members of my family and so many of these strong women who are here today.
“And my job is to protect them from people like you ... For part of my healing, I need to begin to forgive you.”
85. Morgan McCaul
Morgan McCaul was a ballet dancer who job-shadowed Nassar once, after which he followed up with friendly Facebook messages. She said Nassar began assaulting women two years before she was born and would have continued. She was appalled that MSU let it go on so long. She called for then-MSU president Lou Anna Simon to step down and said to Nassar, “You are merely a symptom of the sickness at MSU.”
86. Bayle Pickel
Bayle Pickel met Nassar when she was 12. She looked at him directly in court and said: “Larry, you will never sexually assault me or anyone else again.”
She blames Olympic coach John Geddert and said: “Eventually you will be held accountable for your actions, and it will be brought up against you.”
87. Alexis Alvarado
Alexis Alvarado was 12 when Nassar first abused her in 2010, assaults that continued six years. She said he inserted his ungloved fingers in her and told her to relax. She blamed former MSU women’s gymnastics coach Kathie Klages for enabling Nassar.
"You betrayed my trust and used my innocence against me," she told Nassar. "You broke and shattered my life. You're a coward … Being in court today is just one step towards justice for us."
88. Trenea Gonzcar
Trenea Gonzcar looked at Nassar, someone she’s known for 31 years, and said in court: “What have you done?” Nassar, too, broke out in tears. She said she first defended Nassar. “I shouldn’t have, but I did.”
“This treatment happened to me about 800 times and I’m one of the lucky ones, I think, because I never thought you were hurting me
"I remember the bathtub at your apartment, the table in the dining room, magazines you gave me so I could read about all the amazing gymnasts ... but I also remember the vaginal manipulations … Larry, I think you would be happy to know that I am 12 weeks pregnant today. It's a little boy ... but today I'm here to fight for the little girls."
89. Dawn Palmer
Trenea Gonzcar's daughter, Dawn Palmer, asked to address Nassar. "It isn't satisfying to see what's left of you. But I can tell you it's satisfying watching all of these ... women rise up and become survivors ... They're the ones who are going to win, Larry."
90. Larissa Boyce
Larissa Boyce was accompanied by her husband, Adam, and her parents when she told the court about how Nassar abused her. She reported it in 1997. Boyce told her MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages and was told if she reported it, there would be consequences. She said she became Nassar’s “plaything.” She said he would make her meet in the clinic and in the basement of Jenison Field House during practice. She said he once removed his belt and made “grunting noises and sounds like he was masturbating … he stuck his fingers in me and I tried to get up,” then he nervously laughed.
“I wanted to scream for help. The only reason that you stopped that day was because an employee knocked on the door. I remember sitting up quickly, looking back at you, seeing your untucked shirt and wiping your hands on a towel. You then tossed the towel at me."
Boyce, a graduate of MSU, said Nassar wrote her a letter of recommendation for her PhD. program and also asked if she performed oral sex on her boyfriends.
"I too have woken up drenched in sweat. I too, have had nightmares and MSU silenced me and they did over and over and over again and I can’t run the household – it’s been painful to even get out of bed."
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91. Bailey Lorencen
Previously known as Victim B, Bailey Lorencen decided to go public after hearing about Nassar's six-page letter to the court. She said she was a competitive gymnast at Twistars when she was in fourth grade. She said Nassar was "the doctor to see," and when gymnasts were given suggestions at Twistars, they were mandatory. She broke her neck during gymnastics and took eight months off.
"How dare you think anybody cares about your mental state," she said, referring to his letter, in which he described his state of mind during the hearings. "You will hate yourself almost as much as everyone in this room hates you."
92. Valerie Webb
A gymnast beginning at age 4, Valerie Webb started at Twistars when she was 7. She said everyone had to see Nassar. When the sport took a toll on her back, she went to see him when she was 10. While her mother was in the room, he made her change into baggy shorts and then inserted his hand inside her. He told her mother the treatment was an alternative to surgery.
"He pushed so hard it hurt ... he pushed harder and further while he simultaneously pushed my back."
93. Whitney Mergens
Whitney Mergens stood with her parents and her boyfriend to tell the judge she was abused when she was a competitive gymnast at Mega Fun and Fitness in Farmington. She was 11 when Nassar would check on her painful back discs. She said he gave her gifts from the Beijing Olympics with autographs from gymnasts she admired.
"At that moment, I became his next victim. My mother was in the room and he pushed his cold bare hands into the most private of areas."
94. Martha Stern
In her third trimester of pregnancy, Martha Stern testified about how physically painful it was to be a victim of Nassar's. She said she would cry quietly in the back of the car after each appointment and she grew to hate physical touch.
"My husband has made it a habit to clap his hands or make a sound before entering a room so he doesn’t alarm me … we’ve been together for 14 years and I’m starting to have trust issues again."
95. Clasina Syrovy
Clasina Syrovy said there are no words to describe how overwhelmed she was when she found out about the sex abuse scandal -- that she too was a victim of Nassar and that it felt like a terrible dream. She has been a competitive gymnast for 15 years. She started at the Great Lakes Gymnastics Club. She also was treated for back pain at the MSU sports clinic. She knew Nassar, she said, long before he was famous.
"I knew Larry before he and Stephanie got married and had kids. I knew him before his brother passed away. I knew him before he carried Kerri Strug."
She said treatments included vaginal penetration. "One hand would be on my lower back massaging and one hand would be between my legs with his fingers inside me. I would cry because it hurt."
96. Emma Ann Miller
Emma Ann Miller, 15, said in her statement that she would talk to Nassar, MSU and give both a warning. She said she wished that she'd never met him, that she hadn't received treatment twice a month when she was 10. Her mother received treatments from him too and their last one was in August 2016.
"I'm possibly the last child he will ever assault," since he was fired by MSU the following month. "My mom is still getting billed for appointments where I was sexually assaulted" at MSU, she said.
97. Amanda Smith
Amanda Smith was accompanied by her husband and talked about how Nassar was the man everyone adored. But when she accused him of abuse, he laughed it off. She said she’s been in agony the last year, not giving her kids and husband what they deserve.
"In order to advocate for them, I need to stand here … My voice will be the voice of the voiceless, those who were let down by MSU and USAG."
98. Taylor Livingston
Taylor Livingston stumbled when she began her statement. “I don’t know what to call him,” she said. She said he was not a friend, not a man but a monster. She was 13 when she saw him and was in awe of his reputation. She continued to see him through college from 2009-14. She said she was the kind of target he liked. She was young and vulnerable. She had a terminally ill father sitting across the room while his bare hands were in her.
“He’s not a doctor, he’s a monster. He had the audacity to ask me if my calves felt better and the worst part is, it did,” she said. She said her fear (of having to get treatment from Nassar) took away the pain in her leg.
“I’ve found little peace knowing you’ll be rotting away for the rest of your life,” she said.
99 & 100. Victim 163 and 183
They requested to remain anonymous.
101. Presley Allison
Presley Allison's brief statement was read by a representative from the Attorney General’s Office. She said, "I was abused while my own mother was in the room."
102. Kamerin Moore
Kamerin Moore, a U.S. national team gymnast, decided to speak last minute having heard other girls in court. Last April, she posted a video on YouTube about how Nassar abused her. The first time he abused her, she said, he was talking to her as if what he was doing "was perfectly normal."
"You molested a little girl who had just lost her father ... Was I not suffering enough? You had me so wrapped around your finger and I trusted you so much ... When I found out what you had been doing, I understood so much about myself. Almost every friend doesn't understand me.”
103. Krista Wakeman
Krista Wakeman stood by her mother, who cried during her statement. Wakeman talked about how her mother didn't believe her when she said she was abused. She was 16 and her sister had been seeing Nassar for years without reporting abuse. Now she is a mother of a 6-month-old girl and wants to stand up for her. She asked Nassar why he committed the acts.
“I'm terrified to let my daughter be a gymnast someday, though I know she will be, because it's in our blood.
"... You will live now without your girls. You will never be able to watch them grow and turn into strong women. I feel for your girls ... you're a sick man, Larry ... and we all know what happens in prison to child molesters."
104. Paula Daniels, mother of Samantha Daniels
Paula Daniels said her daughter wanted to be in court but she is serving in the military. She read her daughter's statement.
"Well, Larry, now you are truly famous. And you're getting what you deserve," Samantha Daniels wrote.
Her mother added her own notes to the record, saying, "At the end of the appointment in your basement, I asked you, 'Do I owe you anything?' It's sick when I think back on it,” she said. "I'm incredibly sad when I think about how this experience has changed Sam and her closest friend."
105. Victim 159 (anonymous)
Her mother read her statement.
106. Victim 170 (anonymous)
107. Alliree Gingerich
She had her statement read by the Attorney General’s Office since she is in Europe while her husband is based in the military.
Megan Farnsworth's statement was read by the Attorney General’s Office.
"I sit here, writing this statement to this man who did terrible things to me and terrible things to so many girls ... I think how this affects me now. I will never be completely whole again."
109. Kourtney Weidner
A statement was read on behalf of Kourtney Weidner by the attorney general's office. She said she saw Nassar after she was injured while playing soccer. She would talk herself out of telling anyone, even when she most wanted to after the treatments.
"I now struggle with anxiety and stress," she said.
110. Charla Burill
Charla Burill's statement was read by the attorney general's office.. She said Nassar would hug her as if he was her friend. She called out MSU for not having any of her medical records when she requested them.
111. Lauren Michalak
Lauren Michalak’s statement was read in court by the attorney general's office. She said she was abused in eighth grade.
"His time is up," she said. "This evil and sick man must be punished for the hurt and pain that he caused."
112. Sherry Bradley, mother of Vanasia Bradley
Sherry Bradley read her daughter Vanasia’s statement. She said it was especially painful for her as a mother who also was a victim of sexual abuse.
"I am so disgusted and distraught by the situation that I have flashbacks of my own trauma," she said.
113. Breanne Rata
Breanne Rata was a dancer when she injured her tailbone and went to see Nassar. She said Nassar was comfortable examining her genital area and was not as gentle handling her like other doctors.
114. Erin McCann
Erin McCann's statement was read by a victim's advocate.
115. Catherine Hannum
Catherine Hannum's statement was read by a victim's advocate. She said she was 15 when she was molested by Nassar in the presence of her trainer, who was scrolling on her phone. She said she saw Nassar with an erection. She wrote in her statement: "You were abusive and careless.”
116. JessicaChedler Rodriguez
Jessica Chedler Rodriguez provided a video statement because she lives overseas. She told Nassar his actions are disgusting and said she didn't understand why he committed such actions when he has daughters. The gymnast was abused in 1997 when she went to see him for back pain.
117. Morgan Margraves
In her court statement, Morgan Margraves said she and her sister were subjected to Nassar’s treatments during college. She remembers talking with her sister about an odd encounter with Nassar and learned that her sister had had a similar encounter with treatment. She was a runner and her sister was a gymnast. Their mother trusted his treatments, and the posters of Olympians on his walls reinforced that trust.
118. Victim 127 (all anonymous)
119. Victim 142
120. Victim 162
121. Victim 186
122. Victim 185
123. Victim 73
124. Victim 165
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125. Whitney Burns
Whitney Burns first met Nassar in 2001, when she was 15. She said a car crash hospitalized her and her mother and left long-lasting injuries. She said Nassar made her feel like an alien in her own body. As a sophomore in high school, she went from being a big dreamer to trying to survive every moment. She became withdrawn, was angry and stopped smiling. "You stole my life, Larry Nassar, and I am now taking it back," she said.
"You not only sexually abused me but emotionally abused me for 15 years. I have questioned myself and second-guessed myself. Nothing goes away until it teaches us what we need to know. The power Larry Nassar held was given to him. We are here to take it away."
126. Victim 138
The Attorney General’s Office read a poem to the court. "Have you ever been fighting yourself to awake from a nightmare that doesn't end?"
127. Isabell Hutchins
Isabell Hutchins said she was a 10-year-old gymnast when she met Nassar. She said the two were friends and she told him everything, and he would give her advice. She said he would even mail her gifts and notes. She described the sport she loved, gymnastics, as turning into a prison after Nassar’s abuse. She was afraid to talk to anyone, speak in front of crowds and was in a constant state of anxiety.
To John Geddert, USAG and MSU, she said: “How could you have let this happen? ... If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem ... We are coming for you next.”
128. Meaghan Ashcraft
Meaghan Ashcraft sent in a letter that an advocate read in court. She said she wanted to be heard because she no longer wanted to be a victim but instead a survivor.
"He touched me in places where a little girl should never be touched" for two years, she said. "I was so young and naive. I had no idea what this monster was doing to me." She said she felt gross about the treatments. “I didn't want to question him.”
She started to self-harm. "I never wanted to speak about this publicly because I still feel shame," she said ... "How did I not realize this was sexual abuse? I was clueless. I had no idea the trauma that was happening to me."
129. Natalie Woodland
Now 16, Natalie Woodland said she was violated by Nassar hundreds of times between the ages of 10-14. “What he did to me was disgusting … I refuse to be held in bondage by what this man did to me," she said.
“He used me like a toy for his own pleasure. To the institutions who did nothing: shame on you. You could have saved hundreds of girls from sexual abuse."
130. Jillian Swinehart
Just 15, Jillian Swinehart stood with her parents to tell the judge how she was abused starting at the age of 8. She started gymnastics when she was 3 and was abused by Nassar hundreds of times at his house and at MSU. Her mother was in the room on many occasions.
“It is hard for me to believe someone who did so much good for me was doing it for all the wrong reasons ... I hope you feel horrible for what you did but I know you won't ... You have to be the most sick and twisted person.”
Alison Chauvette, 25, said Nassar stole her sparkle. She said her teammates told her what to expect from Nassar’s treatments but she wondered if she was still a virgin and how to carry on after the treatments. She said she hasn’t been to a gynecologist since and has never had a Pap smear.
Nassar manipulated and preyed on her "to fulfill his sick fantasies."
“You needed help," she told him. "You, like others, allowed yourself to become a monster. This is the path you chose. You now have to pay.”
132. Anna Dayton
“On Sept. 16, 2016, I sent you a letter of support," Anna Dayton told Nassar. "For 10 years you seemed to have all the answers to my problems. But not any more. Identifying the strategies of an abuser is harder than I thought.”
She said she gave her statement because she is on a path to overcome his manipulation and take back her power.
133. Olivia Venuto
A statement was read in court saying Olivia Venuto met Nassar in 2006 when she was 12. She was a dancer in the Lansing community and he abused her for seven years, many times with her mother in the room, she wrote. She said that her parents emailed Nassar a few days prior to his firing by MSU. He replied, “It’s amazing how people want to crucify me.”
Once Nassar was charged for having child pornography, a financial assistance fund was arranged with MSU for victims to expense their counseling fees.
“I still feel betrayed time and time again by MSU," she wrote. "(Olivia) got a mass email, not a personal call, about the fund to help pay for therapy. It said to call the hotline, find a therapist, send us your receipts.”
134. (Known only as Sarah)
Sarah was a runner. She met Nassar in college and remembers her treatments well. She said he won her trust to perpetuate the abuse. She’s now married, in her 30s, with three kids, but she still struggles with the aftermath of the abuse.
135. Mattie Larson
Former USA National Gymnastics team member Mattie Larson first saw Nassar for help with a major injury near her pelvic area. He molested her every time after that initial appointment, she said. She said the adults in her life failed her and Nassar was the only one she trusted. She said she experienced horrifying treatments at the Karolyi Ranch. She was so desperate to avoid going one year, she intentionally hurt her head on her bathtub to fake an injury.
“I still stay up now, wracking my brain, trying to figure out how I did not know he was sexually abusing me.”
136. Jessica Howard
U.S. National Champion in rhythmic gymnastics from 1999 to 2001, Jessica Howard said she was abused by Nassar when she was 15.
“For the majority of my adult life, I wanted to die ... You have not won. We are strong. We will thrive despite your best efforts to harm us.”
She addressed others she blamed.
“Michigan State and USAG, you betrayed the trust of young girls, took advantage of their dreams and deceived our parents," she said. "You deserve to pay the same price as Nassar.”
137. Danielle Romano, sister of Alexandra Romano
Danielle Romano spoke on behalf of her sister, Alexandra Romano, who is in graduate school in California and could not attend the sentencing. She wrote what Nassar has done is unforgivable.
“I just want you to know, Larry, I trusted you," Alexandra Romano wrote. "I looked up to you ... but you broke my trust. You used my innocent, adolescent body, but I thought you were healing me."
138. Arianna Castillo
Arianna Castillo began to see Nassar when she was 8. She said he was known to be the best, but then she wrote down all the things he did that caused harm and saw that he was the best at being the worst.
"What he did to me was take away my confidence that I was developing at a young age," she said.
139. Selena Brennan
“This week has been my time to face you," Selena Brennan told Nassar. "But this is the time for you to face me ... No punishment will ever be enough for the pain you caused everyone. You may find yourself in prison, taking your own treatments.”
140. Brianne Randall
Brianne Randall lives in Seattle and traveled to Lansing to speak on Jan. 23. She reported the abuse to police in 2004. She said she didn’t want to leave her 7-week-old son, but after hearing the words of her sister survivors, she said she knew she had to come. She asked if Nassar recognized her: "I was the 17-year-old that reported your abuse to police in 2004. You used my vulnerability ... I reported to police and had a rape kit done." Police flew Randall to Lansing to speak at the sentencing.
“The police questioned you and you had the audacity to tell them I misunderstood this treatment because I was uncomfortable with my body," she said. "I wasn’t afraid of you then, and I’m sure as hell not afraid of you now."
141. Makayla Thrush
Makayla Thrush was a gymnast at Twistars from ages 7-17. She said gymnastics is performed with blood, sweat and tears. The gym, she said, was their home away from home. She called out John Geddert, owner of Twistars, who was suspended by USA Gymnastics, for abuse.
"I find it weird when this all came out and my lawyer asked for my medical records, they were almost nonexistent," she said. "It's as if there were nothing wrong with me but you kept going for your own pleasure. I also saw you in your basement. That’s where the magic happens."
142. Emily Morales
Emily Morales, now 18, a gymnast, said Nassar would make her change into shorts and "he would get lubricant and spread it on my exposed butt ... spread it up and down my back and leg as the other un-gloveless hand penetrated me." Morales demanded an apology from Nassar after she gave her testimony. She said she believed in forgiveness. As he apologized to her, he teared up.
"Each time, he asked me if my pain was better and I said it was even though it hurt, because if I said no, he’d go deeper and harder … He took away my innocence, and that is something I will never be able to get back.
"You made me feel so special ... you established a relationship with me. You gave us discounts, special visits, interacted with us on social media and gave us gifts ... you weren't just a doctor, you were a trusted friend, and that's why I was in such denial."
143. Abigail Mealy and Amanda Mealy
Abigail Mealy and Amanda Mealy, 17, were victims of abuse by Nassar. "I was excited to see you because it was a privilege, can you believe that? It was a privilege to see a child abuser. I went back to see you every Monday for the next 10 years," said Abigail.
"I stand beside my rock, my 17-year-old sister, and she felt that because you only touched her once that her pain isn’t as monumental as ours, but it is because one time is far too many."
144. Ashley Bremer
Ashley Bremer recalled when Nassar led her through the back door of the MSU sports clinic. "I was told it would waste too much time going through the front door ... I was dumbfounded that not one employee stopped us," she said.
"He quickly led me to his room and closed the door behind us. I had nothing but a leotard on and I was thankful when the appointment was over. I won't call you, Larry, Mr. Nassar or even a doctor. I won’t call you anything but defendant because you’re not worthy of a name.”
145. Victim 195
Anonymous. Parents spoke on her behalf.
146. Brooke Hylek
Brooke Hylek stood with her parents and said she first met Nassar on a Monday night at the gym, but it wasn't until after multiple short visits to "gain their trust" that he began abusing her. She said one of her legs is shorter than the other and resulted in back pain. She had many visits to Nassar.
"He asked if I started my period, and I said no, and he said if it started, to let him know and he'd stop. When the first article came out, I didn’t believe it. (He) was trying to run for school board president, he just wanted access to more children. It makes me sick."
147. Abigayle Bergeron
Abigayle Bergeron said she was nervous about coming forward because she didn't want to be labeled one of Nassar's victims. She changed her mind after hearing the women before her.
"Mother was there during appointments and he blocked her view and slipped his figures inside of me ... I remember a time when my dad came to one of these treatments. He's a detective and retired police officer, and said he thought something sketchy was going on."
148. Emily Meinke
Emily Meinke flew from Florida to give her statement with her sister. At the last treatment, when she was a sophomore in college, she recalled she took her boyfriend at the time, a police officer who questioned Nassar's treatments. "(Nassar) placed himself between us and didn't say what he was doing beneath the sheet."
She said her father donated a physician's table to Nassar's clinic ..."I thank God my father is no longer on this earth to hear the statements made by these women, on that table. It would break his heart.
"I will never forget the smell of his lotion he brought in his training bag. Treatments were arranged in his home on Sundays. One time, in particular, I was on a table in his living room and he excused himself to change into looser fitting clothing.
"I employed the philosophy 'Fake it till you make it' and didn’t speak a word until the article came out in the Indy Star. It is only now that I'm willing to share my story without fear of judgment. I'm here because it's the first step of my healing and because of all the survivors."
She compared Nassar's crimes to Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of boys at Penn State University, saying that if the MSU scandal had involved male victims, it wouldn't have taken so long for Nassar to be stopped.
She said if young men had reported the abuse, it would not have gone on as long as it did.
"The numbers were minuscule in comparison, in my opinion, there’s a daring double standard."
149. Morgan Valley
Dawn and Marty Valley, parents of Morgan Valley, 20, read her statement in court. "He was under investigation at MSU at the time he assaulted me," said Valley, who was 15 at the time. She was not a gymnast at the time but was years before. Her younger sister, who went to Twistars, was also treated.
"He told me that I had an extra vertebrae and in time, the pain would go away ... I was laying on one of the tables in his room, wearing nothing but a towel on my back … I looked at my mom in the room, who smiled back at me. If my mom didn’t say anything, why would I?"
150. Christina Barba
Christina Barba said, "I knew the real Larry, met him when I was 9, when I broke my toe at the gym. As a gymnast, that back room at the gym was a safe haven. I thought of him as both a friend and mentor. He’d always squeeze you in if you needed him. It was almost too good to be true.
"Eventually, I decided to become a physical therapist. Larry and I worked side-by-side in his clinic. I defended Larry when the stories were emerging. It wasn’t until last week that my own trauma that I had buried so deep started emerging."
151. Amanda McGeachie
Amanda McGeachie, a 27-year-old Canadian, was a member of MSU's rowing team from 2008-12. She was 17-21 years old when she was sexually assaulted by Nassar. A representative from the Attorney General's Office read her statement. She said two of her teammates told two sports medicine physicians about the abuse and nothing was done.
"After being a proud Spartan alum for the last six years, I can't imagine representing a school who won't take accountability ... for what happened to me, my teammates and many before us."
152. Victim 177
Victim 177 said she represented Team USA in 2011 as a gymnast. "You took something from me I haven’t even been able to discover for myself yet," she told Nassar.
153. Victim 178
Victim 178 is a member of the national gymnastics team. She was first subjected to his treatments at a selection camp, she wrote.
She asked Nassar to stop using that treatment but he continued. "I'm frustrated against those who were supposed to protect us," she said.
She also called out USAG, which she said was aware of the situation and didn't contact her until two years after the abuse.
154. Sterling Riethman
Now 25, Sterling Riethman said as an expert fan of "Law and Order SVU, she never pictured herself as one of “those girls” in the show. She was 20 years old when she was abused."
“Had MSU and USAG taken the reports seriously, I would have never walked through his doors. So many others would have been spared. It would have never gotten to this devastating point."
“I was so blindsided by his power, his reputation, and the promise to fix my injuries, that I couldn’t recognize his actions as abusive and criminal.”
155. Kaylee Lorincz
Kaylee Lorincz, one of the victims included in the charges, said she was 11 when she met Nassar. "It wasn’t like I was going to see a doctor at all; it was like I was going to see a celebrity."
"At 13, you stole my innocence from me," she told him. "You asked me to change into a pair of orange, a striped baggy pair of shorts, which you had never done before. ... At the pretrial hearing in May 2017, I came to confront you as my abuser known as Victim E."
“I’m afraid to go to sleep every night; you took away the trust of my parents, which no child should ever question. None of this was ever their fault but you led me to believe that because my parent was sitting in the room, just feet away and you didn’t mind assaulting me. You made everyday conversation while assaulting me and comments to me, which I will never forget. ‘How does this feel?’ and ‘Does this feel better, Kaylee?’ I only said yes, holding back tears, pain and disgust, in hopes that you would stop. So Larry, I ask you, how are you feeling right now?”
156. Rachael Denhollander
It was the fall of 2016 when Rachael Denhollander reported Nassar, then a world-renowned physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, to the MSU Police Department. She also filed a Title IX report with the school. Denhollander arrived at MSU years after Nassar assaulted her. She was an attorney, ready for a battle with a thick folder of documents. She’s now 33 years old and in her testimony, she asked Judge Rosemarie Aquilina to determine how much a little girl is worth.
“As we were being sexually violated, even as very young children, Larry was sexually aroused by our humiliation and pain,” said Denhollander. “He asked how we felt, because he wanted to know. He enjoyed it. What was done to myself and these other women and little girls, and the fact that our sexual violation was enjoyed by Larry, matters. It demands justice.”
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157. Jessica Thomashow
The first to speak in the last sentencing at Eaton County, Jessica Thomashow is 17 but was 9 when she was assaulted by Nassar. She’s the sister of Amanda Thomashow, who filed the Title IX report at Michigan State in 2014. She said she was assaulted when she was in the fifth grade, but not at the MSU sports clinic, because her mother was a physician who trained with Nassar and wanted to know what he was doing. Instead, she said Nassar assaulted her at Twistars, where her mother wasn’t allowed. She said he felt searing pain when he inserted his ungloved hand into her and grunted.
"Being sexually assaulted has changed me ... I no longer feel safe and have difficulty trusting."
158. Annie LaBrie
Previously known as Victim C, Annie LaBrie came forward, saying Nassar's treatments made her skin crawl. She said she had panic attacks, nightmares and the relationship between her parents changed entirely.
"I hid it from my parents because in Larry's words, they wouldn't understand.
"My purpose in delivering a statement is not to seek revenge, but to raise awareness."
159. Madison Bonofiglio
Previously anonymous but came forward in September 2016 saying she was 8 years old when she first saw him. She had back pain and saw him once or twice a week. She would tell him the treatments weren’t working and only months later did he order a bone scan which revealed she had eight fractures. She said when she got her first period, he penetrated her another way, gave her gifts and paid her for being part of his training videos. She said she knows at least 10 other girls who have been abused by him and thought they weren’t abused enough to come forward.
"You are a horrible human being and a waste of life." She added that she hoped he felt some regret but doubted it because he is so delusional.
161. Tiffany Dutton
Previously identified as Jane A.O. Doe, Tiffany Dutton said she didn’t come forward initially because she’s getting her medical degree and was worried she’d suffer consequences. She was joined by her husband, Chad, at the podium. Dutton, a gymnast, said she came forward because “there is absolutely nothing I have to be ashamed of.” She said she’d be lying if she didn’t admit there were times she considered suicide.
"It takes a monster to sexually assault a child."
162. Rebecca Bobee
A gymnast who graduated from MSU, Rebecca Bobee says she took a position as a trainer at Holt High School after getting past her abuse. She said she didn’t want the community at Holt to think less of her or not confide in her. She said Nassar called her in August 2016 and told her he was being investigated for sexually abuse. “This should have been a flag,” Bobee said.
"My mom blames herself. My dad couldn't even step foot in the courtroom ... I chose to stand up here today, not just for myself, but for all the girls, not with shame."
163. Katherine Ebert
She said she was a gymnast from ages 5-18, felt incredibly lucky to see Nassar, and that he was very nice to her. The first time he harmed her was when she was 15, when he was testing her flexibility range for a knee injury, she said. She stopped breathing when he touched her pubic region. He removed his hand when her mother got up to see what he was doing. She thought she was imagining it, just as she was probably imagining his bulge. She said she was later hospitalized for eight days in a mental hospital.
“You are the most vile, disgusting creature I have ever met.”
164. Mya Covey
A 13-year-old who had her parents' permission to testify, Mya Covey said she was 10 when she was abused by Nassar and she remembers it vividly.
“I know that I am going to move on and be OK ... but this is something I will never forgive you for.”
She was a level 10 gymnast at Twistars when she was abused and was treated at MSU and in Nassar’s basement. At age 18, she became suicidal.
166. Parents of Chandler Lynn
Justine Lynn, Chandler’s mother, read her daughter's letter, saying she is still in denial in the face of tragedy. She said after hearing the brave women in Ingham County, she had to speak up.
“When you put your ungloved fingers inside me in the same room as my mother ... I never said a thing ... I told myself you were helping me."
167. Erin Blayer
A minor who spoke with her parents’ permission, Erin Blayer said she came home with back pain every day when she was 11. She was a soccer player. She was admitted to the hospital and went through therapy with Dr. Jeff Kovan and was referred to Nassar.
"I am not here for you ... I am here to tell my story ... I am here to move on and leave you in my past."
168. Chloe Myers
Chloe Myers' parents, Kristen and Tony Myers, stood at the podium as their daughter gave a statement submitted by video.
“He was my doctor,” she said. “I thought he wanted to help me.”
169. Lindsay Medrano
The attorney general’s office read Lindsay Medrano's written statement. She said she was not a gymnast, just someone with back problems and remembers her treatment felt awkward. She never questioned it but her subconscious did 16 years later.
171. Eve Petrie
A minor who said she was sexually abused from ages 12-15. She said she always thought the treatments were strange.
"Larry built a bond with me and my family that I've never experienced."
172. Victim 219 (anonymous)
173. Victim 224 (anonymous)
174. Autumn Blaney
Autumn Blaney's statement was read by the attorney general’s office. She told Nassar she didn’t like the treatment and preferred he stopped. He replied, “I know” and continued the abuse.
“Larry stole my innocence, happiness, zest for life."
When he asked her if she felt better, she would say yes because she wanted the treatment to end. “It never made me feel better. He molested me hundreds of times over a four-year period. Used to think of him as a friend, now he's a monster.”
175. Laura Scudder
Laura Scudder's letter was read into the record. She met Nassar when he was in medical school and he did manual manipulations on her body when she was 6. After she participated in years of gymnastics, he treated her when she was 19 and had back issues. She wondered about the lack of gloves but never questioned the treatment.
“Larry was a trusted friend. It was what he did to help. I have been afraid to speak up. I am speaking up for my three children and my own healing.”
176. Chelsea DeLamielleure
Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis read Chelsea DeLamielleure's statement. She said she was sexually abused by Nassar throughout her college softball career. Now 25, she says everyone trusted him. She hurt her back playing softball while at Central Michigan and put her faith in him.
“Everyone trusted you. You took advantage of female athletes' passions. You were never a doctor, you were a pedophile.”
177. Victim 13 (Anonymous)
178. Victim 231
She would only like to be known by her first name, Brie.
“I was never subjected to your penetration treatments. But you did other things that crossed the line.”
179. Victim 124 (Anonymous)
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180. Melissa Vigogne
Melissa Vigogne flew in from France, where she lives, for her testimony in Eaton County. She met Nassar in 1999 and said every survivor matters.
“This did not occur in a vacuum. Sentencing cannot right his endless wrongs ... it does send a message that must not be underestimated ... Every survivor matters.”
181. Lauren Margraves
Lauren Margraves stood with her sister at the podium, saying all she could think of was how surreal it has been. Margraves spoke about her parents and how all three of their children are victims of Nassar. "You have underestimated how powerful and strong we all are."
182. Madison Margraves
Lauren’s sister, Madison Margraves, said she visited Nassar with her parents in the room. She said he made her change into baggy shorts before he penetrated her with his fingers. She thanked the strong and courageous women who came before her. “Without you ... I would not have found the strength to speak out. One voice matters.”
Margraves' father, Randall, asked to be locked in a room with Nassar shortly after she spoke, then lunged at him before being handcuffed and led out of court.
183. Taylor Helber
Taylor Helber said without the opportunity to speak, she’s not sure how she would have found closure. Helber said she was 12 and unsure what was happening. She said Nassar groomed her and that others shouldn’t be silenced in fear of shame.
“Larry, your 175-year sentence pales in comparison to the lives you affected.”
184. Megan Simon
Megan Simon's parents, Jerry and LaVonne Simon, spoke on behalf of their daughter, who died in April. at age 23. She was 12 when she was treated by Nassar. On two occasions, her parents remembered she jerked as Nassar treated her. Her father asked if she was all right and afterward, she said she never wanted to go back. She told her father about the assault but swore him to secrecy.
“I often wonder how your wife and three kids can survive what you have done to them, and all these other women ... She called him inhumane, a beast.”
185. Mariah McClain
Mariah McClain, 22, said watching Oprah Winfrey’s speech during the Golden Globes was a calling to her to speak her story, saying #TimesUp. She said she was a dancer who only saw Nassar once when she was 14 at the MSU sports clinic in September 2010. He groped her butt and made jokes, he said. She said her mother was in the room but it wasn’t until she walked out and Nassar slapped her butt that she knew something was wrong.
“No matter how many years ago this had happened, I didn’t want you to get to another woman if you haven’t already. Oh, how naïve I was. When I asked my boyfriend to help me find your name again, what a coincidence to see your face in a news article.”
186. Brittney Schumann
Brittney Schumann, a physician, said she spoke in front of Nassar to tell him he is a disgrace to the profession. She said he is clearly not sorry for what he has done, only that he was caught. She called on MSU and USAG to deformalize the treatment every girl knew at camp.
“You are a disgrace to our profession ... To provide treatment without consent is assault. You assaulted me ... You took vows to do no harm ... you broke those vows ... shame on you.”
187. Victim 235
A competitive dancer who saw Nassar when she was in high school, she said he penetrated her and she wishes she could have gone back in time and made eye contact with her mother, so she could have stopped what was happening to her.
188. Kaitlyn Basel
Another competitive dancer, Kaitlyn Basel said she was scared and humiliated when she saw Nassar at age 12. She told her mother she thought he was creepy. She said it is hard to come forward when society doesn’t treat sexual abuse as seriously at it should.
"Larry Nassar is a master of manipulation. This monster found the perfect way to prey on young girls."
189. Jennifer Johnstone
Jennifer Johnstone, a student at Montana State University, had her letter read by her mother. She first saw Dr. Brooke Lemmen at MSU and then saw Nassar. Three appointments later, he preyed on her at age 15.
“I would pray for what seemed like hours until he finished.”
190. Kathleen Lovellette
Kathleen Lovellette said she wasn’t a young gymnast but was in her 30s when Nassar assaulted her. She is now the mother of daughters and is standing up for change. She worries when they go off to college, will they trust their gut? She always thought of herself as a strong woman but has self-doubt. She feels guilty for not telling someone.
“My back pain pales in comparison to the emotional pain I felt then, and still today."
191. Victim 210
Her father approached the podium for her.
“My wife and I feel tremendous guilt. How did we allow this to happen?” the father said. “After the first visit, we felt he was a saint, felt so honored that our daughter was able to be treated by him. I built a relationship with him, established trust. Our daughter told us he’s not helping her; we told her to be patient.”
192. Ashleigh Weiszbrod
Still a minor, Ashleigh Weiszbrod said she was 10 when she was assaulted. She stood beside her parents as her father cried.
"Now that I know what you were doing, I am so mad and frustrated. Why would you do these things? I gave you my trust ... How dare you!"
193. Gabriela Ralph
Gabriela Ralph began gymnastics as a child and developed pain in her leg and then her hip when she was 12. She saw Nassar for help. She said in her testimony, for herself, she forgives him.
"I realize you can't break me, Larry, because you are the one who has been broken all along."
“What he did to me has damaged my future, as I do not see myself worthy of love.”
195. Emily Winter
Emily Winter said she had a few brief interactions with Nassar when she was a ballerina. She developed back pain at age 13 and her mother took her to multiple doctors but no one could help her. So she said she went to see the famous doctor who abused her during treatment. So she said she went to see the famous doctor who abused her during treatment.
“Why? How could you take pleasure in inflicting pain and humiliation on others?” she asked him.
196. Katie Black
Katie Black said Nassar ruined gymnastics and ruined her. She said she feels she didn’t protect her sister, who also went to see Nassar. She said as terrible as Nassar is, she doesn’t want him to go through sexual abuse while in prison.
“You didn't hurt us, you hurt everyone who cared about us ... My dad took me to see you and he apologizes to me all the time ... You don't seem to be sorry.”
197. Victim 248
Victim 248 lives in Chile and asked attorneys to hand Nassar a note with her name on it. Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis read her statement in court. She met Nassar and his wife when she was a little girl at Great Lakes gymnastics. She left the sport in sixth grade because her parents divorced and her father couldn’t afford it. Years later, she had a back injury and had to see Nassar. The following appointments came with assault. He told her it was “nontraditional treatment.” She said it was painful, dirty anal manipulation.
“You are a sick monster,” she told him.
198. Victim 288
A statement from Victim 288 was read by the attorney general's office. She said she was between 10 and 12 when Nassar performed his treatment. He invited her to his apartment in Delta Township to “participate in research” and ended up giving her treatment for her tailbone injury.
199. Lynlee Phillips
A letter by Lynlee Phillips was read in court by the attorney general's office. She lives in southern Delaware and is having trouble getting pregnant but it’s now difficult for her to see physicians. She refuses to see male doctors and has buried her guilt for 15 years. She said she spoke to Michigan State Police in 2017 after hearing about Nassar’s accusations. “I cried harder than ever when I reported it.”
200. Kassie Castle
Kassie Castle's statement was read by the attorney general’s office. She said he hated her appointments with Nassar and was abused when she was a 15-year-old gymnast.
“I tried to rebel against the abuse, I would fight not to go to the appointments ... As a gymnast, I was required to see Larry."
201. Sarah Allen
A letter from Sarah Allen was read by the attorney general’s office and said Nassar wasn’t working taking paid time off from work to be present in court.
She said Nassar fooled her into believing it was treatment.
"Who was I to say it wasn’t a correct procedure? This man cared about us, he even invited us to his wedding."
202. Alaina Bamfield
Alaina Bamfield was 13 she was abused. She said she remembers seeing Nassar’s erection after he digitally penetrated her. She said the strength of other women was contagious.
"I didn’t know at 13 that sexual abuse was more than just having unwanted sex ...Your true judgment day will be with the Lord and if I was you, I’d start making my peace with the man upstairs.”
203. Victim 33
A letter from Victim 33 was read by a girl named Amanda. She is 12 years old. The victim said she was 10 years old when Nassar abused her with her mother in the room.
204. Elizabeth Maurer
A statement was read on behalf of Elizabeth Maurer, who was 10 when she was abused.
“You acted as if you were my friend," she told Nassar. "Little did I know you were grooming me for your own good."