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Distraught father tries to attack Nassar in court

Distraught father tries to attack Nassar in court

"I know it is hard, but I need to ask all of you to try and not react in any physical way", Cunningham said.

Margraves apologized to the court and the officers who restrained him.

Following the incident, Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis told families in the courtroom to "use your words" and that violence "is not helping your children".

When he asked the judge if she would allow that, she said no.

Judge Cunningham went on to say, "I can't imagine what it is like as a parent". The judge decline the request but Margraves was not done.

It was up to Eaton County Judge Janice Cunningham to decide if she wanted to discipline Margraves.

Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor and Michigan State doctor, is facing his third sentencing for sexual assault and molestation.

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemaire Aquilina sentenced Nassar last month to up to 175 years behind bars following an emotionally charged seven-day sentencing hearing.




He was then led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. She said yes, and Margraves then called Nassar a "son of a b***h". Nassar also abused girls while working at Michigan State, and the school's president and athletic director are among those who resigned amid the scandal.

Margraves is the father of Lauren and Madison Margraves, two young women who had spoken emotionally about how Nassar abused them just before their father addressed the court.

"You can not behave like this", Povilaitis reportedly told the people in the gallery.

"You can not do this".

The tense hearing reportedly resumed after a 25-minute delay.

Nassar in December was separately sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on child pornography charges.

His Michigan trial is now in its second day, and there are plenty more victims statements expected in the courtroom.

More than 265 women and girls have come forward to say they were sexual assault victims of the doctor over the course of two decades.