undergroundnewsroom.com March 23, 2018

Father lunges at disgraced U.S. doctor

03 February 2018, 03:27 | Damon Campbell

In wake of Larry Nassar scandal, dozens of MSU students call for transparency at march

Father of victims charges after Larry Nassar in court

He's already been sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in another MI county.

A father whose three daughters were abused by disgraced United States gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has tried to attack him in a MI courtroom.

Randall Margraves, the father of three victims, lunged at Nassar and was tackled by deputies.

The hearing resumed after a short break, with the judge addressing what she called a "scary" scene. She doubts the sincerity of MSU officials in their apologies since it took so long for them to acknowledge Nassar's abuse.

The hearing focuses on sexual abuse that occurred while Nassar worked with Twistars, an elite MI gymnastics club.

In the Nassar case, many victims have accused USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, where Nassar also worked, of sweeping complaints about his behavior under the rug for years. But Friday morning revealed that words, sometimes, aren't enough.

Soccer player Erin Blayer said she starting seeing Nassar for excruciating back pain at age 12.

Mike Pence burns Joe Manchin's friendship for the sake of politics
Dotson took the microphone to say, "I'm grateful that President Trump and Vice President Pence know where West Virginia and Appalachia are".

Timing of moisture key for Sunday snow prospects
Precipitation is expected to start as rain, the weather service said, but colder air is expected to moves in behind that front. Highs will reach the low-mid 40s with a southerly wind component as a low pressure system starts to strengthen to our west.

US Missile Intercept Test Failed: What Went Wrong?
The United States did successfully intercept a medium-range ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii in an August 2017 test. Japan also intends to buy the Aegis Ashore land-based system from the US to enhance its own defenses against the DPRK.

Lindsey Lemke, one of the women who gave her victim statement in Ingham County, tweeted Friday afternoon, "In all honesty, Mr. Margraves did exactly what every other dad sitting in that courtroom has wanted to do". He then rushed at Nassar.

Five-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles said she welcomes any investigation into allegations of sexual assault within USA Gymnastics, including claims some knew gymnasts were being abused but did nothing to intervene. "We cannot react by using physical violence", she told the courtroom, noting she could not imagine Margraves' pain as a father.

Larry Nassar, the disgraced former MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor, released a statement in an effort to distance himself from comments made by one of his attorneys.

Judge Cunningham pointed out that Margraves heard new information during the hearing. "She (the victim) will come out and tell you this". "The guilt they have will never go away. Fortunately, nothing Ms. Smith says is capable of changing the truth, and the truth is readily apparent for anyone who wishes to know".

"I thank Judge Cunningham and all the court system for their leniency on me", he said.

The hearing focuses on Nassar's work with Twistars, an elite MI gymnastics club. "My daughters are the real heroes", he said, adding that he became enraged when "I had to hear what was said in those (victim) statements, and I had to look over at Larry Nassar shaking his head".

Nassar has already been sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for his guilty plea in a neighbouring county to molesting young women under the guise of medical treatment. He was sentenced January 24 to 40 to 175 years in prison for assaulting seven people in the Lansing area; more than 150 statements were given in that seven-day hearing. The proceedings are likely to extend into next week.

Other News

Trending Now

West Ham investigated by FA over anti-African email
Senegal global Sakho was last month sold to Rennes after finding his first team opportunities limited at the London Stadium. It is also alleged Henry sent a January 27 email in which he wrote: "We don't want any more Africans".

How Many Times Have The Philadelphia Eagles Been To The Super Bowl?
What they're saying is you have to pressure the quarterback, and I think that's probably the No. 1 thing in the passing game. Chung is also known as a shutdown defender on opposing tight ends - and Zach Ertz is Philadelphia's leading receiver.

Iranian Diplomat, Syrian Dissidents Meet in Sochi
Along with Turkey and Iran , it is pursuing its own peace process for Syria while the United Nations backs a separate plan. Syria's major opposition groups, who boycotted the event, rejected the proposal.

EA Confirms Anthem Is Launching Early 2019, Denies Development Woes
Rather, Jorgensen says that it's the launch of a new Battlefield game that has EA wary of releasing Anthem in the fall. Well, if it was originally meant to launch in fall of 2018 and now it's pushed back to March, 2019... it is a delay .

Wikie can say 'hello' and 'bye bye'
Though the recordings are not ideal , they are recognizable, including when she says, " Amy ", the name of her trainer. They eat marine mammals such as seals, sea lions, and even whales, and are known to grab seals right off the ice.

Comparing Nintendo Switch Sales To The Wii's And The Wii U's
The Nintendo Switch has gotten off to a strong start, selling a massive 14.86 million units in less than a year. I'm kind of exhausted of looking at the "coming soon" Nintendo Switch section of the My Nintendo website .

USA adds Hamas leader to terrorist list
In 2003, the United States called Alami him a "specially designated global terrorist", the BBC reported . Hamas says the designation will not deter it from opposing Israel.

Budget 2018: Here are 10 facts that you should know about
PUSH TO EDUCATION: Education is important for overall development of the country. This, however, will not change anything for finance minister Arun Jaitley .

Hyundai Santa Fe design sketches released ahead of official Geneva debut
As the Santa Fe SUV is the largest model Hyundai now sells, it's important to retain a family-friendly focus with the new model. Given the Santa Fe's more prosaic role - a family vehicle with up to seven seats and a ton of room - that's probably right.

After acquiring Griffin in blockbuster, Pistons host Cavs
Wade (21,800) moved past Larry Bird (21,791) for 32nd place on the NBA's career scoring list. Cavaliers: Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points and Kyle Korver added 10.