Given all Larry Nassar has been accused and convicted of, it’s a surprise this didn’t happen sooner.
The disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor was nearly the victim of an attack Friday morning in a courtroom as he heard testimony from his accusers.
Randall Margraves, the father of three girls abused by Nassar, asked for the chance to say something. He opened by calling Nassar a “son of a bitch.” Judge Janet Cunningham quickly reprimanded Margraves for the language, and he then pleaded with the judge for five minutes in a room with Nassar as part of the sentencing. After that was denied, he asked for just one minute.
Unsurprisingly, that request also was denied, and Margraves took matters into his own hands.
Even after being subdued by law enforcement officials and being handcuffed on the ground, the Margraves can be heard still pleading for time with Nassar.
“Let me at him, that son of a bitch! I want that son of a bitch! One minute with that bastard!
“One minute,” he says, his voice trailing off.
Order eventually was restored with Margraves being led out in handcuffs, and Cunningham asked for civility moving forward, although she seemed understanding.
Nassar already has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison.