Nassar Concerned About His Ability To Face Victims

Jan 19, 2018

Today is the fourth day of former MSU doctor Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearings in Lansing.  

Yesterday’s proceedings began with a delay. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina explained that she had been reviewing a 6 page letter received from Nassar the night before. In it, he writes he is very concerned about his ability to be able to face witnesses, mentally.


Judge Aquilina reminded him that he agreed to listen to the victim-impact statements, and said it may seem harsh to him, but nothing as harsh as what he did to his victims.

She reviewed parts of the letter aloud, ultimately dismissing it as nonsense.


“I have to say, this isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. There’s no truth in here, it’s delusional. You need to talk about these issues with a therapist.”

She asked Nassar if he was feeling better and he said yes. He said the letter was a way of asking for community mental health, which she assured him he has access to.

Sentencing was expected to be passed today, but it will likely happen Monday or Tuesday. The number of women who want to give victim-impact statements has increased to 105. 68 have been heard so far.

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