Former U.S. Olympic gymnastics team doctor Lawrence G. Nassar pled guilty on Wednesday to seven counts of sexual assault in MI. I want this community to heal. I just want healing. "He was such a master manipulator, and I think that's what's important for people to understand is that these monsters are so good at manipulating you so you're so brainwashed to think-I thought he was so nice".
He was charged with molesting seven girls - many of them gymnasts - while working for Team USA and Michigan State University. Other charges were dismissed or reduced as part of a plea agreement Larry Nasser made with MI prosecutors.
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He told the court: "I'm so sorry that this was like a match that turned into a forest fire, out of control". I have no animosity toward any one.
The Olympic gold medalist began, "First, I want to reiterate my apology for responding the way that I did to a comment that one of my teammates post. We need to move forward in a sense of growth and healing and I pray (for) that".
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But, she says, she did confide in close friends immediately after the incident and told family members later as an adult. Long afterward, I would learn that Kayla had, in fact, performed a special dance routine at Gadsden State years before .
"You used your position of trust in the most vile way: to abuse children", Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said after the guilty plea. "I know some of you may take what I am about to say as insincere, but I still wanted to provide context". "They are superheroes for all of America because this is an epidemic".
Her allegations follow similar revelations last week by teammate Raisman, who called Nassar "a monster" who molested her under the guise of giving her medical treatment. He does NOT deserve that. "Dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd", Douglas wrote in a tweet that she later deleted. The Detroit News reported that he is expected to plead guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges he assaulted girls during treatment.
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