Father attempts to attack Larry Nassar, receives no punishment

The father of three girls sexually abused by USA Gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar lunged at him in court

The father of three girls sexually abused by USA Gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar lunged at him in court

After asking Judge Cunningham if he could have five minutes alone in a locked room with Nassar, having his request denied, and then asking if he could have just one minute alone in a locked room with him, Margraves charged at Nassar. He says, "This can not be a lawless society".

Margraves told the judge he didn't know the details of his daughters' abuse until he heard them in court Friday morning.

A newspaper reports that at least 40 girls and women say they were molested by a MI sports doctor over a 14-month period that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware that Larry Nassar had been accused of molesting elite gymnasts.

He was blocked by Nassar's attorney Matthew Newburg and tackled by at least three deputies.

Randall Margraves, the father of two girls who gave victim impact statements about abuse from Nassar, has received $31,000 via Gofundme in the span of 23 hours after trying to attack the disgraced doctor, reported Fox News. At Nassar's first sentencing hearing last month, his oldest daughter Morgan said her father "went out driving to look for him around East Lansing" after news of his abuse broke. She says he reacted "like most fathers would have done, and probably wanted to do, in a situation like this".

"I delivered, unintentionally, my three daughters to a demon", he said, expressing his angst as a parent.

Nassar, a former US Olympic gymnastics team doctor, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison a week ago, after testimony from 156 of his victims.

Judge Cunningham stated that there was "no way" she would punish Margraves for his attempted attack on Nassar "given the circumstances of the case", as she believed every word that came out of his mouth during his apology. He asked for one minute, and she again declined.

He added, "What if this happened to you guys?" An online fundraising page at the website GoFundMe had collected more than United States dollars 9,000 for Margraves' potential legal fees by 3 pm. She says the USOC hasn't reached out. Valeri Liukin said in a statement that while he wanted to help turn the program around, "the present climate causes me, and more importantly my family, far too much stress, difficulty and uncertainty".

USA Gymnastics said in a statement that it had accepted Liukin's resignation.

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