An Open Letter To Larry Nassar, From A Pre-Med Student

Larry,

I figured that I, being a Pre-Med student, would respond to the letter you wrote to the judge presiding over your case (which you plead guilty to) saying that you were unsure of whether or not you could "mentally" handle hearing the victim impact statements of more than 100 girls who you sexually assaulted. I'd like to start off by saying that you, Larry, are a pathetic excuse for a human being and you deserve everything that is coming to you.

After watching the video of Judge Aquilina reading parts of the letter you had written, I literally could not believe what I had heard. Seriously, I had to rewind and replay the video. You, Larry, had the audacity to complain about having to hear four days of victim impact statements. Victims of your sexual assault. First of all, how dare you? Second of all, how dare you? Who do you think you are? Each and every one of those survivors deserves to tell their story. They deserve to have their voices heard, the voices that you took away from each and every one of them when you sexually assaulted them. Let me also remind you, just as Judge Aquilina did, that you agreed to listen to each and every victim impact statement when you signed your plea agreement, so sit down, and shut your mouth.

Not only have you illegally taken sexual advantage of over 140 girls (over a span of 30+ years) who trusted you to treat their injuries, but you have also broken one of the oldest binding documents in history, written by Hippocrates, that is still held sacred by physicians-the Hippocratic Oath. Do you remember it?

Apparently 1993 is far too long ago for you to remember what you had recited when you graduated from Michigan State University with your medical degree, so allow me refresh your memory. Part of the Hippocratic Oath states, "Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves." You swore to not only treat your patients to the best of your ability, but to also remain "free of... sexual relations with both female and male persons..."

Do you think any of those girls could "mentally" handle sexual assault? Do you think that any of the survivors of your assault will ever forget what you did to them? How you violated them? Took away their childhoods?

Although you are the monster who perpetrated these heinous crimes, you are not the only one to blame. The University of Michigan, USA Gymnastics, the United States Olympic committee, and every single person who enabled your disgusting acts to happen are also responsible and need to be held accountable.

You, Larry, are one of the reasons why the #MeToo movement is so important. These strong, courageous survivors will serve as inspirations to little girls everywhere to speak out against injustice. Everyone needs to start coming together to support survivors and hold the enablers accountable so that monsters like you can't harm anyone else.

You truly are a disgusting human being; no sentence from Judge Aquilina will be harsh enough for someone like you.

From,

A Pre-Med Student who will one day deserve the title of Dr., unlike you

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