Former USA Gymnastics Team Doctor Complains That Victim Court Statements Are Too "Harsh"

Submitted by: fancylad 9 months ago in News & Politics


Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, who was convicted of sexually abusing dozens of women in his care, complained to the judge in his case this morning that he may not have the mental ability to keep listening to nearly 100 women and girls read out victim statements detailing how his crimes affected them, according to WXYZ of Detroit.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told the court that Nassar sent her a six-page letter in which he also condemned the "media circus" surrounding the trial:

"This isn't worth the paper its written on. There’s no truth in here. It’s delusional. You need to talk to these issues with a therapist, and that is not me. I didn’t orchestrate this. You did. You may find it harsh that you’re here listening, but nothing is as harsh as what victims endured in your hands."

Here's one of Nassar's victims, Kyle Stephens -- she was the first woman to respond to the convicted molester. These are the responses he's trying to get out of sitting through.

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Male 4,018
You know, if one robs a store and the clerk dies of a heart attack, the robber - if caught - can be charged with murder.
Wonder why this POS wasn't charged with murder, as that woman's suicide seems to be directly related.
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Male 910
captkangaroo He is going to jail. His type generally don't fare too well in supermax...
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Male 4,018
toetagmodel2 
I was addressing the disparity - and absurdity - of laws and the practical application thereof, relating to how society and the legal system perceives perpetrators and their crimes.
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Male 910
captkangaroo And I was commenting that not all punishments of crimes come from the justice system.
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Male 4
100 or whatever number that high can't be wrong. It's an epidemic. What happened to the days of just dating women??? I guess these people. Why can't we just shoot them and call it a days work???
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Male 6,981
dutch2oo6 Men have been raping women since the dawn of time.  Why would you consider it an epidemic all of a sudden?

Its almost amazing that any woman would ever consent to talk to a man they don't know.
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Male 1,634
dutch2oo6 What do you mean what happened to the days of just dating women?  When were those days?  Just because this stuff was hidden and people didn't get caught and the internet wasn't around to blow shit like this up so we all heard about it doesn't mean it wasn't happening.  It just means you didn't hear about it.  Would you prefer that?  That it keep going on but no one knows about it so no one stops it?  So women stay afraid to speak up because they don't see other women speaking up? 
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meh i dont believe all of them.
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Male 44,932
I don't see the point of these statements. 
The purpose of the courts is justice and sentencing. Not therapy for victims.
Waste of time and the courts money.

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Male 1,634
Gerry1of1 Just view it as part of the sentencing.  Having to sit there and listen to it is part of his punishment.  Obviously, the guy can't take it, so it is in fact a punishment to him.  The first of many.  
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Male 44,932
waldo863   Good point, but I don't think the law should "look at it this way".
It should be obvious and clear, not " interpretive " .
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Male 1,634
Gerry1of1 Well, the law looks at it like the accused has a chance to defend himself from the accusers.  In order for this to happen, both the judge and the person being accused need to hear the accusers statements.
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Male 822
Gerry1of1 Wow, you are heartless Gerry...waste of money or not it gives the victims a voice they never had and forces the POS to listen, I cant believe you hearing that mom's story about her daughter killing herself over this POS wouldn't be reason enough...usually you are witty with your banter but you missed the mark on this one
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canusuck     It has been said if you want your beer to be chilled quickly, hold it next to my heart.
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Male 10,002
Gerry1of1 It's not therapy. It's the victims getting their chance to influence the sentencing of the convicted.
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Male 44,932
megrendel It's drama for the cameras and news services.  1 step removed from a reality show.
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Male 9,016
Gerry1of1 I think Grendel's made a good point. The defendant's counsel gets to call character witnesses who will tell the court what a wonderful Boy Scout leader Joe Smith was and how he always paid his property taxes and kept his lawn mowed. All manner of selective spin takes place.

Letting the victims speak prior to the sentencing provides a more complete picture on which the judge can base his or her decision.
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squrlz4ever  They call character witnesses in a "trial" because you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. And prosecution calls witnesses against your character. BALANCE.  

After you have been found guilty it is just  a side show to have victims families beat their breast and wear sackcloth.
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Male 9,016
Gerry1of1 Hmmmm. ~considering~ I think I need to mull this over more.

One request: Please don't start using "extraneous" quotation marks. There's one "user" on here who fairly "litters" his diatribes with "extra" quotation marks and it drives me "bonkers."

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Male 44,932
squrlz4ever And "who" would that be that uses "quotation marks" too often ?
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Male 9,016
Gerry1of1 You know. The one I'm always butting heads with on here: Pentapuss.
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Male 344
Fuck you pedophile stfu, and listen you piece of shit. Then we are gonna send you prison where shitpiles like you don't last.
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Male 9,016
I wonder if he's going to be put in with the prison's general population or kept isolated. I would think putting him into general population would be a de facto death sentence.
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Male 44,932
squrlz4ever I've seen that prono film
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Male 9,016
Gerry1of1 I don't think there would be much in the way of sexy time. I'm thinking it would be more like a Jeffrey Dahmeresque killing, with his head smashed open on a urinal.
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Male 44,932
squrlz4ever I prefer the rape scenario  in my pornos ... fap fap fap fap fap etc
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Male 1,634
squrlz4ever I would hope not.  They would likely keep him alive as a play toy.
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Male 326
I think a fair punishment would be life in a cell with an endless loop of all 100+ victim statements. 
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Male 10,002
johndplorable Nah, a fair punishment would be life in a cell with an endless loop of 100+ cellmates, all named Ben Dover.
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Male 5,522
megrendel I think Huge Dick should be included in that endless loop.
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Female 6,442
megrendel I'm sure his dance-card (and other things) will be filled every night.
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Male 44,932
megrendel You may not be old enough to remember this level of rasicm... but I am



Uncle Remus singing 'Zippidy Doo Da "




shame really, it was good movie.
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Female 5,271
boo fucking hoo. How terrible for him.
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Male 418
This is when I wish the did the eye for an eye policy.  He should get molested by 1 perverted inmate for each incident.
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Male 1,634
Roland Oh...he probably will.
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Male 6,290
Roland First he should have his balls chewed off by a badger.
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Male 5,192
Roland Why reward the perverted inmates? Just make him (and probably your perverted inmates) stop breathing our air.
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Male 12,894
I'd like too see pathological rape or child molestation be made death penalty eligible.
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Male 1,634
holygod I'm all for the death penalty for a lot more things.  The problem is, what do you do about false accusations?
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Female 6,442
holygod "Ballistic Correction" works wonders.
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Male 10,002
holygod I concur. 

One good thing about the death penalty? It has the lowest recidivism rate of any form of punishment.
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Male 5,522
Suck it up buttercup, giving victims the chance to face this fuck-wad is by far the least harsh thing he will most likely encounter in prison.
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Male 2,444
Can't do that. He has rights. LOL
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Male 6,981
Cut his balls off and stick them into his ears, problem solved.
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