This Statement from One of Larry Nassar's Accusers Is so fearless


A victim of Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor who pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, confronted him Tuesday, and she's chosen to forgive him.

Kyle Stephens, who was abused by Nassar from the ages of 6 to 12, was one of the former gymnasts to read out her statement in a MI court, in which she detailed Nassar's crimes.

The Michigan attorney general has set aside several days this week for 88 accusers, possibly more, for victims to read statements on how Nassar's abuse has affected them, according to the Lansing State Journal.

In Kyle's statement, she said "Little girls don't stay little forever".

Prosecutors are seeking at least 40 years in prison for Nassar, which would go along with the 60 years that he has already been sentenced for in connection to child pornography charges.

"I honor them for that strength and bravery and really hope people can see this story and listen to the children in their lives so our young children today don't have to be the courageous women telling the story tomorrow", says Kendall.

Chelsea Williams first saw Nassar when she was a 16-year-old gymnast for the US national team with a bad back.

Her lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics actually tried to silence her almost a year ago by making her sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of a financial settlement she needed to pay for psychological treatment, NBC News reports.

Alexis Moore, one of the other witnesses, alleged that she was abused hundreds of times by Nassar during medical appointments. "It was mandatory to get "treatment" by Nassar", Raisman tweeted at USA Gymnastics.

Nichols said she was overheard by a coach talking about what Nassar had done to her and only then did she report the abuse to USA Gymnastics, which she criticized in her statement. "There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault".

The criminal cases followed reports previous year in The Indianapolis Star about how USA Gymnastics mishandled complaints about sexual misconduct involving him and coaches.

Nichols said in the statement that she is doing OK and that her faith in God has sustained her.

Nassar is scheduled to be sentenced in two weeks.

140 victims have accused Nassar of assault, in what Denhollander called a cover-up by USA Gymnastics.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will announce Nassar's sentence on Friday, after all the women have spoken. "This behavior is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive, especially coming from someone whom I was TOLD to trust".