Randall Margraves, the man who attacked Dr Larry Nassar a hero: Photos, video
Randall Margraves is hogging limelight across hte world. He is the father of three daughters who have been the victims of sexual assault by Larry Nassar, former team physician for USA Gymnastics. More than 150 girls have come forward against the disgraced physician till now. The world has been shocked beyond belief by the revelations of how Dr Larry Nassar exploited young aspiring gymnasts.
Randall Margraves tried to attack Larry Nassar who is facing around 200 years behind prison walls, during the doctor’s sentencing hearing on February 2. Margraves is said to be the father of three daughters who were reportedly the target of his sexual misadventure.
Margraves who was present during the hearing with a few of his family members became agitated when he saw the man who allegedly ruined his kids’ childhood. “Let me have that son of a bitch. Give me one minute with that bastard”, he yelled as he attacked Larry Nassr. He was stopped by the security officers in the court before he could make any physical harm to the disgraced physician.
During the hearing in Eaton County, one of Margraves’ daughters, Lauren, reportedly told the court that Nassar molested her when she was 13. Lauren also spoke about her parents, saying, “I see the look on their faces and I know they want to do something and they can’t… My entire family has gone through hell and back these last few months.”
It was the time, when Margraves asked the judge togive him five minutes with the convict. “I would ask you to as part of this sentencing to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon”, said he. When that was refused, Margraves asked for one minute, again that was refused. It was the time when he tried to take the law on his hand, he was stopped by teh security personnel present in the court.
Later, talking to the media he said, he isn’t a hero. “My daughters are the real heroes and all the victims and survivors of this,” he said while addressing a press conference.
It should be kept in mind that Margraves’ attempted attack on Nassar went viral as live-stream video of the hearing was circulated widely online. He garnered support from many on social media who understood the stress and anger many parents associated with the Nassar case have expressed. His comments to the judge spawned the hashtag #GiveHimAMinute.
Margraves told the media that their family was badly impacted by what Larry Nassar did to his young kids. He told the media that he and his wife worked hard to provide opportunities for his daughters in a variety of sports. And, when they were injured in those sports, they took them to a world-renowned doctor.
He told the media “I delivered unintentionally my three daughters to a demon”. Meanwhile, in the course of the hearing, Morgan Margraves, 27, spoke on behalf of her sisters at the press conference Friday. She said she and her sisters had found it difficult to speak to their father about their experiences. “It was hard for my dad to hear what each of us experienced explicitly for the first time today,” Morgan said. But she added that the family realizes “justice cannot be served through one individual.”