Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman delivered a powerful speech to her sexual abuser as they came face-to-face in court.
Raisman told Larry Nassar that his victims have now formed an army and said: ‘We are a force and you are nothing.’
She said: ‘You are so sick, I can’t even comprehend how angry I am when I think of you.
‘You lied to me and manipulated me to think that when you were treating me, you were closing your eyes because you had been working hard, when you were really touching me — an innocent child — to pleasure yourself.
‘Imagine feeling like you have no power and no voice. Well you know what, Larry? I have both power and voice and I’m only just beginning to use them.’
It comes after Nassar, who attacked more than 100 young girls, wrote a groveling letter to the judge pleading with her for him not to listen to his victims.
He told Judge Rosemarie Aquilina he was worried that he would not be able to handle to hear the victim impact statements from the brave women he abused for years.
Part of it read: ‘[The judge] wants me to sit in the witness box next to her for all four days so the media cameras will be directed toward her.
‘Aquilina said if I pass out she’ll have the EMTs revive me and then prop me up in the witness box.’
The judge read the letter out in court and dismissed it as ‘delusional’.
She said: ‘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.’
On Tuesday, Kyle Stephens revealed how she was systematically abused by the disgraced doctor from the age of six until she was 12.
She told the world how he would ‘beat his penis’ in her face, rub his erection on her bare feet, and digitally penetrate her.
Addressing Nassar, she said: ‘You convinced my parents that you didn’t stick your fingers in my adolescent vagina. But I knew when it was time to use my first tampon not to worry, because my hymen wasn’t intact.
‘You used my body for six years for your own sexual gratification. That is unforgivable.
‘Perhaps you have figured it out by now — that little girls don’t stay little forever: They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world.’
Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child porn charges.
This week, Olympic gymnast champion Simone Biles revealed she too is a victim.
In a moving Twitter statement posted Monday night, the 20 year-old gymnast, wrote: ‘I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar.
‘Most of you know me as a happy, giggly and energetic girl.
‘But lately I’ve felt broken and the more I try to shut off the voice in my head the louder it screams. I am not afraid to tell my story any more.
‘It is impossibly difficult to relive these experiences and it breaks my heart even more to think that as I work towards my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused.’
Kyle Stephens' full victim impact statement
After my parents confronted you, they brought you back to my house to speak with me. Sitting on my living room couch, I listened to you tell me, “no one should ever do that and if they do, you should tell someone”. Well Larry, I’m here, not to tell someone, but to tell everyone.
You convinced my parents that I was a liar, that you didn’t strategically place lotion in the basement so you could beat your penis in my face while I hid. But I still get sick at the smell of that lotion.
You convinced my parents that you didn’t put my feet into your lap, unzip your pants and rub your erect penis against my bare skin. But I still flinch when someone’s feet are near my lap.
You convinced my parents that you didn’t stick your fingers in my adolescent vagina. But I knew when it was time to use my first tampon not to worry, because my hymen wasn’t intact.
You used my body for six years for your own sexual gratification. That is unforgivable.
I’ve told counselors your name in the hopes that they would report you. I have reported you to child protective services twice. I gave a testament to get your medical licence revoked. You were first arrested on my charges.
And now, as the only non-medical victim to come forward, I testify to let the world know that you are a repulsive liar. And that those treatments were pathetically-veiled sexual abuse.
Perhaps you have figured it out by now — that little girls don’t stay little forever: They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world.