Randall Margraves wasn’t waiting for karma to come around and get Larry Nassar. Margraves — whose daughter Lauren is one of the many, many gymnasts abused by the horrible human and child molester posing as a “doctor” — took matters in to his own hands in a Michigan court room today, Feb. 2.
In a video obtained by The Detroit News, and later published by TMZ, Margraves can be seen charging at Nassar, who was recently sentenced to up to 175 years behind bars after more than 260 women came forward detailing their abuse at the hands of Nassar. Before he was seen charging at the sex offender, he reportedly asked the judge to “grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon.” When Judge Janice Cunningham said he couldn’t, he later charged at Nassar, who was at the defense table. He was heard shouting, “Let me at him — the son of a bitch. I want that son of a bitch… Give me one minute with that bastard.”
Margraves was later handcuffed and escorted out of the courtroom. His actions came after his two young daughters gave their victim impact statements.
Nassar was back in court this week for his third and final sentencing earlier this week. After Margrave’s incident, Judge Cunningham addressed her courtroom and encouraged other people to let justice run its course, rather than taking matters into one’s own hands. “What Mr. Nassar did is horrible. It’s unthinkable, but please let the criminal justice system do what it is supposed to do and issue the punishment he should get,” the judge said.
After his second sentencing — which Judge Rosemarie Aquilina called a “death warrant” — Nassar briefly tried his best to act like a human, and not a monster, and told his victims, “Your words these past several days — their words, your words — have had a significant emotional effect on myself and has shaken me to my core. I also recognize that what I am feeling pales in comparison to the paint, trauma, and emotional destruction that all of you are feeling. There are no words that can describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred. An acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write and convey. I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days.”
According to a spokesperson for the court said that Mr. Margraves could be charged for the incident. If that is the case, however, we have a feeling that there’s a whole country who has his back.
If you need support, The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-656-4673. You will be connected with a trained staff member in your area. Or visit RAINN.org to chat online one-on-one with a support specialist at any time.