Dad of sex assault victims who went after Nassar: I am no hero

- A father's fury sets off fireworks, in court and bailiffs take him down when he goes after Larry Nassar.

Randall Margraves spoke publicly about his outburst, talking about his three daughters - all survivors of the disgraced ex-sports doctor.

What happened Friday with the father of three of Nassar's victims showed the depth of human emotion, the pain, the shame and the anger for not only survivors and their families - but what happens when that emotion boils over.

"I delivered unintentionally my three daughters to a demon," said Randall Margraves. "Who had his own twisted and sick agenda for his own demented desires."

For a survivor's father, "demon" is the only word to describe Larry Nassar.
 
Randall Margraves reacted to hearing his daughters talk about the vile things MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar did to them in detail for the first time, he lunged for him.

"When I have to look over at Larry Nassar shaking his head, that's when I lost control," Margraves said.

And for that visceral reaction, Margraves says he's sorry.

"I feel very remorseful, very apologetic, I was embarrassed," he said.

Across social media Margraves has been praised for taking matters into his own hands.

"I want to make it real clear I'm no hero," he said. "My daughters are the heroes and all the victims and the survivors of this."

More than 150 survivors of what many have called evil behavior sexually assaulting girls. For that, Margraves is not holding back his words.

"He will be escorted to one of the deepest, darkest pits in hell there is," Margraves said.

Morgan Margraves defended her father. 

"It's easy to get caught up when emotions are running high," Morgan said. "He reacted in a way I feel most fathers would have done and probably wanted to do in a situation like this."

But Morgan, a survivor, and her sisters Lauren and Madison, want the focus on the brave women telling their stories.
 
"I don't want it to be a distraction from the real issues," Morgan said. "My sisters and I are proud to stand with all the women who have shared their stories over the past few days and we owe them a debt of gratitude."

An emergency contempt of court hearing was held Friday morning and the judge let Margraves of the hook. But the sheriff's office is still investigating, they'll then the case over to prosecutor’s office which could mean charges are still possible.
 

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in - includes Advertiser Stories